England beat Greece 3-0 in a Group three European Soccer Championship match at Wembley Stadium in London tonight.
England beat Greece 3-0 in a Group three European Soccer Championship match at Wembley Stadium in London tonight. Fifty five thousand people saw the match which got off to a slow start. England were expected to win easily, but at half time with the score 1-0 in their favour, it looked as though they were going to have trouble keeping the lead. Martin Chivers had scored in the 22nd minute to put England ahead. At the change England played much better, but the Greek defence held firm. It wasn't until the 70th minute of the game that Geoff Hurst headed England two goals ahead. Francis Lee repeated the dose 16 minutes later to make it 3-0. Overall the match was uninspiring and England will need to play a more attacking game if they are to retain their reputation as the side to beat in the European Championships.
SYNOPSIS: Greece, playing from right to left in the dark shirts, kick off at the start of their European Champions match against England in London. The match was played before a crowd of 55,000 at Wembley Stadium.
The Greek's chances of beating England weren't rated too highly before the match but in the first half their defence stood up well to the brisk forward line of the England team and several promising attacks were turned back.
It wasn't until the 22nd minute of the match that Martin Chivers manoeuvred past the defence and his left foot shot beat the goalkeeper to put England one nil ahead. That was the score at half time.
England came onto the pitch in the second half and showed more determination. But again the Greek defence proved solid. It wasn't until the 70th minute of the match that England's forward line combined to make the home side two nil ahead. The scorer was Goeff Hurst. England scored again shortly before the end through Francis Lee to make the final score 3-0.