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VIDEO: Super Campbell fires England into the last four

Posted by nickogs20 on June 19, 2009

United striker Fraizer Campbell made the vital second-half breakthrough for England U21s as they beat their Spanish counterparts in Gothenburg this evening and secured their place in the semi-finals of the 2009 UEFA U21 European Championships with a game to spare.

Introduced as a substitute for the injured Gabriel Agbonlahor just before the break, Campbell latched onto a through-ball from Aston Villa’s James Milner midway through the second half and composed himself before lashing a left-footed drive past Sergio Asenjo in the Spanish goal.

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Milner, who had earlier seen Vallodolid ‘keeper Asenjo produce a brilliant save from his penalty kick, clinched all three points and a place in the last four for England less than ten minutes later, firing home from Theo Walcott’s pull-back after the Arsenal winger had easily outpaced the Spanish defence.

Campbell’s strike continues an impressive tournament for the apparently Hull-bound forward, after he showed a very different side to his game in the opening win against Finland. With England reduced to ten men after the sending-off of Michael Mancienne, Campbell replaced Walcott at half-time and won praise from manager Stuart Pearce for his hard work leading the line for his depleted side. The Huddersfield-born 21 year-old must now come into contention for a start in the Young Lions’ final group game against Germany, where Pearce may choose to rest some of his starters in preparation for the semi-finals.

United’s only other representative at Euro 2009 is Zoran Tošić, who was Serbia’s most eye-catching player in their opening 0-0 draw with Italy. Serbia take on Belarus later today, and will be big favourites to beat a team who were thrashed 5-1 by Sweden in their first group game. Fans in the UK can watch Zoran and co. continue their bid to join England in the semi-finals on Sky Sports 2, with kick-off at 1715 BST (1815 CET).

6 Responses to “VIDEO: Super Campbell fires England into the last four”

  1. Edward De Cruz said

    Manchester United should not sell Frazier Campbell.He will only get better and better with every match and is worthy of donning the United jersey.

  2. Ravi Jariwala said

    Fraizer is a top level striker and very much rooney type of a player. I really think that Man utd should keep him for a year or two. anyways it was an outstanding finish by a very young player, so much calm and composed.

  3. […] VIDEO: Super Campbell fires England into the last four United striker Fraizer Campbell made the vital second-half breakthrough for England U21s as they beat their Spanish […] […]

  4. Ravi Jariwala said

    Now, as it is confirmed that Tevez is leaving, campbell can earn his well deserved place in starting 11.

  5. cem said

    id love to keep campbell and perhaps loan either welbeck or macheda

  6. Hakan said

    I agree that Campbell has looked impressive in Sweden, but is he a better player than Macheda or Welbeck? I’m not so sure, but I think he’s worth a chance to prove himself at United. As a fee has apparently been agreed with Hull he doesn’t seem to be part of Ferguson’s plans.

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