Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Theo Walcott was the star last night as Englands U21's qualified for the European Championship Finals next year. England battled hard to defend their 1-0 lead from the first leg first of all against ten men and then with ten men. Germany had Markus Brzenska sent off early in the first half and the Germans seemed to play better with ten than with eleven. They won a penalty and then shock horror..... they missed. Early in the second half England's Steven Taylor was red carded to make it ten vs ten. Sixteen minutes to go and on comes Theo Walcott and promptly scores two goals both of which demonstrated both his lightning quick pace and a similarity to Henry in the way in which he took them both. Steve Mclaren may yet regret leaving Theo in the U21's when England face Croatia tonight.