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More late goals for England?

Steven Gerrard is set to become only the sixth England player to make 100 appearances for his country when England take on Sweden on Wednesday evening. Roy Hogdson’s squad has a very different look to it given that five regular starters have pulled out because of injury. Leon Osman, Wilfried Zaha and Raheem Sterling are all in line for their first cap.

This will be the first time these nations have met since that memorable 3-2 win at the European Championships. Danny Welbeck scored a brilliant winner 12 minutes from time and late goals have been a feature of recent England matches. The average time of England’s last goal over the past five internationals currently stands at 71 minutes.

Sweden also have a habit of late goals and they completed an incredible comeback from 4-0 down against Germany last time out. The equalising goal arrived in the 90th minute and the average time of Sweden’s last goal across the past three matches is 85.

Posted by David Wild

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