France Vs. England, Euro 2012: Joleon Lescott Gives England Lead

England have the lead! James Milner is fouled by Patrice Evra on the right, and Steven Gerrard eventually flings the ball into the box, where Joleon Lescott is free to head home from six yards past an absolutely helpless Hugo Lloris. That's exactly how you'd have envisioned an England goal coming, too. I have no idea what Alou Diarra was doing there, but it wasn't anything approximating 'defending'.

At any rate, it was a great header from the Manchester City man and the Three Lions have the lead. It'll be interesting to see if they can hold it - protecting a lead with a counterattacking strategy will suit them very well indeed, and France might have had a lot of the ball but they certainly haven't looked a real threat to score. Holding out here would be a huge result.

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