England retained the lead of their qualifying group of the European Soccer Championship by beating Cyprus by one goal to nil in Limassol on Sunday (11 May).
SV English fans
GV England kick off in white playing right to left PAN TO attack
SV English crowd
SV Cyprus break away PAN TO England counter-attack
GV PAN Thomas takes corner and Keegan heads in
SV England team celebrating PAN TO crowd
England attack again, ball cleared off line
GV English supporters
SV PAN England corner, ball cleared off line again
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Background: England retained the lead of their qualifying group of the European Soccer Championship by beating Cyprus by one goal to nil in Limassol on Sunday (11 May).
In spite of a sixth minute goal by Kevin Keegan, who headed the ball in from a corner-kick by David Thomas, England were unable to build up their lead.
The Cyprus team played with their backs to the wall in massed defence which was effective against the English attacks. The visitors kept the ball around the Cyprus goal mouth but were unable to carry the movements through to a satisfactory conclusion.
The players were ill-served by the uneven quality of the pitch but were still expected to fare better against a team which contained seven members of a side they had beaten 5-0 in England only a few weeks before.