Bulgaria

Teams /  Bulgaria  / Bulgaria 
Bulgaria have 283 Fans
 
 
 
 
 
England player ratings v Bulgaria
Dominic Fifield at Wembley - 4 years ago

Joe Hart 8

Exudes the quality and confidence demanded of a first-choice international goalkeeper. This was his first competitive appearance and he excelled, conjuring fine saves from Johnson, unexpectedly, Rangelov and Angelov to spark the break that supplied the hosts' second goal

Glen Johnson 5

Far from convincing defensively, where he was prone to aberrations, not least when mistiming a clearance and almost beating Hart from close range. He remained a threat when offered the opportunity to spring forward down the flank

Michael Dawson 6

Eased into his first start before an ugly-lookingn awkward tumble and twist to the turf seconds later looked ugly, with the defender clutching his left knee in agony

Phil Jagielka 7

Grew into the contest, his distribution improving and his judgment and pace in recovery at times impressive. There was one particularly eye-catching challenge to repel Bozhinov. This was encouraging

Ashley Cole 8

Combined superbly with Rooney at times, especially for England's early goal, which owed much to his calm persistence. He may still attract murmuring discontent in the stands, but he remains one of this side's gems

Theo Walcott 6

This was a trickier test than he has endured in the Premier League to date this season, but he was bright and energetic on the flank, exposing Milanov at times with his pace and trickery

Steven Gerrard 8

Deep-lying but imperious for long periods, spraying accurate passes to either flank and, with Rooney, cajoling forward thrusts from his team-mates. This was inspirational at times and offered those around him real conviction

Gareth Barry 7

Busy and disruptive as ever as he attempted to stifle Bulgaria's attempts at fluid forward movement. He was perhaps fortunate to escape a booking, but he is a reassuring presence

James Milner 7

Broke forward well, all hustle and bustle where Walcott glides. He combined well, particularly with Rooney when the striker dropped deep, with his persistence offering his markers no respite

Jermain Defoe 8

Smartly taken early goal, pealing off Ivanov and volleying England ahead with what might have been perhaps his first touch. His second and third were each fed by his strike partner, suggesting there is logic in persisting with the Rooney-Defoe partnership after all

Wayne Rooney 8

Some of England's best attacking play stemmed from his endeavours, even if his touch is stodgier at times than he would like. One mistake drew boos from the crowd, but played a part in all four goals

Substitutes

Cahill for Dawson 57mins

Made telling block to deny Bulgaria

A Johnson for Walcott 74mins

Scored his first England goal

Young for Defoe 87mins

Little time to impress

This is not a news report and may contain views expressed by the author which are not supported by GNM.

Share your thoughts
Sign in to comment
Comments
Page 1 of 1
Good job Ashley Cole KTBFFH

also good job from rooney, defoe and stevie gerrard :)

Latest News, Blogs & Podcasts

Newspapers
 
Blogs
 
Podcasts
 
Broadband TV News - 2 weeks ago
Nova Bulgaria Bulgaria's Nova Broadcasting Group acquired the exclusive rights for TV and online broadcasting of the matches of the Bulgarian Football Championship, the Bulgarian Cup and Super Cup for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. As a result, the ...
Inside World Football - 4 weeks ago
August 4 – A Bulgarian national youth team player has been arrested on suspicion of manipulating U19 matches. Although the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has not released the name of the 20-year-old player it is known that he is plays in Bulgaria's A ...
Goal.com - 1 week ago
“I am very happy and honoured that Nova Broadcasting Group earned the trust to broadcast the matches of the Bulgarian Football Championship and the Bulgarian Cup for the next two seasons,” said Nova Broadcasting Group chief executive, Didier Stoessel.
John Yan: Guangzhou, Liujian and CFA in limbo 青岛中能,足协无能 · Ludogorets to host Real and Liverpool in CL in Sofia · Nigerian football stares into the abyss of no matches and further suspension · Transfer window closes with flurry of loan deals ...
The left-back position has proven a difficult one to fill for Granada this summer, as they scoured the market for a suitable replacement for Brayan Angulo, after he departed for Bulgaria and Ludogorets. Now Granada finally have their man however, in ...
The Guardian - 5 days ago
Forget all the modern Uefa razzamatazz. The Football Association, now they knew how a draw should be made. Here they are, pulling balls out of a velvet bag in 1967. What a show! Cold refreshment may have been taken beforehand. Live feed. Show.
Defending champions Real Madrid will face five-time winners Liverpool, back in the tournament for the first time since 2010, while the group also features debutants Ludogorets of Bulgaria. Real won the title for the 10th time when they beat Atletico ...
August 28 - The owner of Ludogorets Razgrad, Kiril Domuschiev, has said he will do everything in his power to get permission to hold Ludogorets' Champions League home games at the National Stadium Vasil Levski in Sofia. The Bulgarians dramatically ...
Yet with literally hundreds of football pitches around Hong Kong, there is still unmet demand for football facilities. Imagine other ... Participating countries include Turkey, South Africa, Bulgaria, and the host, Hong Kong. Wu and other stakeholders ...
Yahoo Sports - 3 weeks ago
Everybody in Bulgaria knows Celtic. "I spoke to Stiliyan Petrov yesterday and he was very happy for me. He wished me good luck and I hope I can do as well for Celtic as Stiliyan did." Tonev has won 15 caps for Bulgaria and Villa hoped he would be a key ...

Latest Photo Galleries

Euro 2012 qualifier: England v Bulgaria
4 years ago
We bring you all the action from Wembley as England kick off their Euro 2012 qualification campaign and hope that three points and a good performance will put the memories of their disastrous World Cup to rest
   
Kick4Life - changing lives through football