Italy, World Cup Finalists 1970, showed their usual defensive skill as they held England and eventually beat them in a friendly soccer international at Wembley on Wednesday (November 14).
GV Italy wearing dark shirts kicking off from right to left, attack England goal as cameramen look on (2 shots)
GV Corner to England. Goalkeeper saves Channon's header.
GV PAN Italy break attack England goal. Shilton makes save. (2 shots)
England attack goalkeeper saves Curry's shot magnificently.
GV England attacking Bell shoot wide Scoreboard (0-0) (2 shots)
GV England start second half (right to left) as cameraman look on (2 shots)
GV Italy attack and Shilton pulls off. fine save.
GV England attack and goalkeeper pushes over Hughes shot.
GV Corner to England's corner Hughes saves again.
GV Italy break. Chinaglia crosses Capello scores.
Italy kicking off and attacking English goal; Italian goalkeeper Zoff saves Channon's header; Italy break away, Shilton saves; Zoff makes excellent save from Curry; Bell shoots narrowly wide for England; England start second half as cameramen look on; Shilton saves Italian shot; Zoff pushes Hughes shot over the bar; Zoff saves Hughes' shot after corner; Chinaglia crosses, Capello scores for Italy.
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Background: Italy, World Cup Finalists 1970, showed their usual defensive skill as they held England and eventually beat them in a friendly soccer international at Wembley on Wednesday (November 14).
Fabio Capello scored Italy's breakaway goal three minutes from time after English goalkeeper Shilton dropped Chinaglia's strong cross.
Italy have qualified for next year's world cup and they have not lost for thirteen games or conceded a goal in the last ten. Goalkeeper Dino Zoff once more made fine saves but several English shots scraped the Italian posts, and England might well have had a penalty in the first half when Spinosi held Clarke.
The few near misses did not worry the Italian defence and England who were knocked out of the World Cup by Poland last month were once more unable to score goals despite long periods of attack.
SYNOPSIS: Nineteen Seventy World Cup finalists Italy in dark shirts kicked off inn their friendly international against England at Wembley on Wednesday. Italy had not lost for twelve games, but only five sides have ever beaten England at Wembley. England were soon on the attack.
Poland knocked England out of next year's world cup in a qualifying round last month Italy have an even stronger defence and they are also capable of quick breakaway attacks. This shot stretched England goalkeeper Shilton.
Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff had not conceded a goal for more than ten games and he showed why as England's Tony Curry hit a powerful shot.
England's best half chance fell to Colin Bell.
England might well have had a penalty when Spinosi held Clarke in the first half but there was no score as England started the second half.
The Italian attack forced Shilton to another fine save.
Zoff at the other end made an even better save from Hughes.
Hughes tried again, but with no more success.
Than as England tried, Italy snatched a late winner. Three minutes from time Chinaglia beat Moore for speed and Shilton dropped the cross. Capello snapped up an easy opportunity.