England keeper Green’s costly blunder

England keeper Robert Green’s costly blunder in the first half of the Group C clash against the United States has put a dent in the Three Lion’s World Cup campaign.

The Brits were in control of the match after an early goal to Gerrard gave England a one goal advantage, which they were protecting quite easily, until fate intervened at the 40th minute.

England were rocked late in the first half when American Clint Dempsey’s innoculous shot should have been comfortably taken by Green in front of goal, but the England keeper could only watch on helplessly as the ball deflected off him and into the back of the net to gift the United States an equalising goal just before half time.

It was a costly mistake for England as the game ended in a 1-1 draw and robbed them of  a vital 3 points for a win.

To Green’s credit, he held his head up high in the second half and at one point he deflected a close range Jozy Altidore shot into the post to stop England from going one goal down.

Englands next match against Algeria now becomes vital to the English chances of getting through to the next round.

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