England 1 Paraguay 0
Highlights, as texted to Jon in New Zealand.
I am in position. Just listening to the eighth minute of the Paraguayan national anthem.St.
1-0 England. Own goal. St.
Still 1-0. Gerrard booked. Goal was a great Beckham free-kick which glancd in off a defender. St.
Half-time. Still 1-0. Paraguayan keeper been injured and replaced. St.
Five minutes to go. Still 1-0. Downing on for Owen, Hargreaves for Joe Cole. Both tactical. St
Over. 1-0. St
I think this is an adequate summary of the match apart from the other two minor incidents of Crouch being booked for being tall and owning a silly smile and Robinson hitting a clearance onto the giant TV screen someone had carefully positioned as an aerial defensive wall over the half-way line.
Can't imagine what it must have been like to have my texts as the only way of keeping in touch though? England were fine. Commentators over-nervous. Referee fussy not to allow water onto the pitch on a hot day.