Hockey World Cup, Highlights: 69th Minute Goal Enables England Beat India 2-1
After being the better side for most parts of the game, India suffered their second consecutive heart-breaking loss as England scored their winner in the 69th minute to take the game 2-1.
India lost 2-1 to England in their second 2014 Hockey World Cup game. Catch all highlights here.
21.00 (IST): Successive last-gasp winners give India their second loss and heartbreak in the hockey World Cup. They started brightly, made far more chances and were the better side for most parts of the game but England held their nerve and converted their chances, scoring two goals from three penalty corners while India floundered the same number of penalty corners in addition to a few free hits. Terry Walsh will be chuffed to see his side play good, attacking game and will hope to give them enough practice and advice to be far more clinical when they step out again on Thursday.
20.58 (IST): GOAL! England have sealed it here! Mantell converts the penalty corner to give England a 2-1 lead in the 69th minute!
20.57 (IST): Penalty corner for England in the 68th minute! Is India in for another last-minute heartbreak?
20.52 (IST): India getting desperate for an opening here! Yuvraj and Manpreet look to penetrate the England circle but fail. 1-1, 63 minutes played.
20.50 (IST): End-to-end stuff from India and England as the attack changes hands every minute. 1-1, 61 minutes played.
20.44 (IST): 54th minute, Sardara leads the attack and runs past the England shirts into the opposition quarter but losses the ball. He claims a stick foul but the ref signals play on.
20.42 (IST): Another good opportunity India. Sunil sends a good pass to Yuvraj on the left but his reverse flick is off-target. 50 minutes played, 1-1.
20.40 (IST): 49th minute,Â Ashley Jackson and Akashdeep Singh have been shown a green card.
20.38 (IST): India's Lalit leads another Indian attack down the left flank in the English quarter but is dispossessed by Michael Hoare. 46 minutes played, 1-1.
20.36 (IST): This is a rather attractive game play from India! They continue to press in the second half with the England defenders holding fort for now. 44 minutes played, 1-1.
20.27 (IST): Penalty Stroke for India? The referee rules in India's favour after Yuvraj's hit seemed to have been obstructed. England call for video referral and get the decision overturned.
20.26 (IST): England can't make it two in two from penalty corners as India intersect their indirect passing to foil their attempt for a lead. 1-1, 39 minutes played.
20.25 (IST): Second half begins and straight away in the 38th minute, England earn their 2nd penalty corner of the game.
20.15 (IST): Half-time! India and England are level 1-1 at the halfway stage with India looking the better side for most parts of the first 35 minutes until England grabbed their first opportunity to score via a penalty corner and converted. India, who had a handful of missed opportunities till then, scored an equaliser via a splendid field goal from Dharamveer Singh in the 30th minute. It will be all to play for in the second half.
20.10 (IST): Goal! India have pulled one back as Dharamveer Singh smashes home the equaliser in the 30th minute!
20.05 (IST): Goal! England take 1-0 lead in the 26th minute as Mark Gleghorne converts his penalty corner!
20.04 (IST): Penalty Corner to England! As England counter after India's multiple attacks, Yuvraj makes a poor tackle leading to a penalty corner for England!
20.02 (IST): Oh dear! Mandeep misses a straightforward chance from in front of the goal after getting a lovely pass from Valmiki!
19.57 (IST): India clearly looking the better side here, with 67 % of possession. England playing a bit of catch up and looking to take advantage on the counter.
19.55 (IST): Half chance?Â Sunil takes a good shot from the outside with Akashdeep near the post but sadly for the them there are no deflections. Hard-hit from Sunil as a number of players wait inside the English circle, Akashdeep next to the goal-post. No one gets an edge.
19.52 (IST): Hockey World Cup: 14th min, England attack and Indian defenders do well to keep them at bay. 14 minutes played, scores 0-0.
19.49 (IST): A hat-trick of penalty corners for India here! Some nervous moments for England there but India have failed to make use of the opportunity. No conversions from any of the three chances. Score 0-0, 13 minutes played.
19.45 (IST): India playing some lively hockey here. Pass for Mandeep on the left inside the circle. England defend it well. India claim a penalty corner and a video referral being made. 11 minutes played.
19.35 (IST): First bit of action for India as they get a free hit outside the English circle. Huge mobilization of players in the English quarter but England clears the ball.
19.28 (IST): India, who lost their opening game against Belgium,Â thanks to a last minute goal, will be eager to earn their first points in today's clash against England.
India will go all out, seeking full points, when they clash with England on Monday in their second group fixture of the hockey World Cup after missing the chance to gain a point against fancied Belgium, thanks to a last-minute goal. (India Lose Narrowly to Belgium)
The Indian team will be looking to avenge their 0-2 loss to England in the World League Finals in New Delhi earlier this year. (How India Lost to Belgium)
Spearheaded by Ashley Jackson, who was sold for USD 73,000 in the Hockey India league auction last year, England are not a very attacking side, but are adept in capitalising on the lapses in rival defenses. Plugging the gaps in the defense is what the Indian coaching staff was on Sunday trying to work on, after the dejection of conceding the winner to Belgium with just 15 seconds left for the hooter.
Combating England's typical European style of defensive hockey will put to test the work new coach Terry Walsh and technical director Roelent Oltmans have done with the Indian team in the past six months. (Read more)
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India conceded a match-winner to Belgium just 15 seconds from close to lose 2-3 after keeping their higher-ranked rivals at bay for most part of the match. They even led midway in the second session, a situation that seemed to have pleased Walsh.
"I would say that we're now getting competitive against the big teams. Our show's much better than what we were doing earlier," said Walsh, asserting that the Indian players need to realise that the score-line is what matters in the end. (Read more)
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India's shaky defence conceded a goal 15 seconds from the hooter to go down 2-3 against Belgium in their opening game of Hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium, here on Saturday.
The Indian defenders allowed space inside the circle to the Belgians, who were frustrated and under pressure after being tied 2-2 going into the final minute of play. (Highlights)
The last-gasp attempt by Belgium saw the ball being switched around to leave the Indians confused and John Dohmen managed to push ball over the goal-line in a scrimmage. The last-minute goal undid India's good show in the second session when they rallied from a one-goal deficit to lead 2-1 to the surprise of the crowd comprising overwhelmingly of Belgium supporters. (Read more)