France Vs. England, Euro 2012: Milner Misses Open Goal!

There's a real chance for England! If they're going to do anything from open play in Donetsk it'll be because Ashley Young has opened up a vulnerable-looking France back line. That's exactly what happens here, with Scott Parker feeding the Manchester United player before Young slips in former Aston Villa teammate James Milner with a lovely ball between Adil Rami and Phillippe Mexes.

Suddenly, Milner's free on goal, and he rounds Hugo Lloris before... shooting well wide, albeit from an acute angle. That should almost certainly have been 1-0, which would have made this match very interesting. At the very least, it'll be a confidence booster for England. Except Milner. France respond with a longish-range effort from Yohan Cabaye, which Joe Hart gets down well to save. This match is open and rather fun so far.

We have live coverage in our France vs. England, Euro 2012 StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on twitter.

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