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24 min: Ashley Young hits the bar with the goal gaping aftyer Milner broke the offside trap and crossed. Mensah puts in a brilliant tackle to stop Carroll putting away the rebound. Johnson then has a scuffed effort which Kingson pushes behind. How did Young miss?
21 min: England have the majority of the possession but Ghana re dangerous when they have it. Pantsil crosses from the right and Cahill has to stretch to head clear before it reaches Gyan. The Sunderland striker then tries his luck from 45 yards out. he really gets hold of the shot and it’s on target but Hart saves.
18 min: England have resisted the temptation to launch it towards Carroll so far. In fact, they’re involving the big man in the build up. He could have done with being in the centre to get on the end of Johnson’s cross.
16 min: Free kick to Ghana for a foul on Asamoah …Sulley Muntari’s dipping effort is far too high.
14 min: More lovely football from England as Downing kills the ball and moves inside his full back with one deft touch. He squares it to Ashley Young whose shot is curling towards the top corner before Richard Kingson dives acrobatically and touches it over the bar.
9 min: Nice link-up play between Baines and YOung but the Villa man’s shot flies over the top. Downing then races on to a lovely ball from Wilshere. He’s forced to shoot right-footed and is slightly off-balance and it flies over the top.
8 min: England have also kept their 4-3-3 formation from the weekend with a midfield of Milner, Barry and Wilshere a front three of Downing (right) and Young (left) either side of Andy Carroll.
6 min: A great chance for Ghana and Adiyah should have given the Black Stars the lead. Adiyah was in one-on-one with Hart. He seemed to hesitate and Hart stayed back and got down to block his shot. That was the England of old. This is a good game.
5 min: It’s a bright start from England who have picked up where they left off in Cardiff by passing to people who wear the same colour shirts. This is real progress from an England team.
3 min: England win a corner as Young’s shot is blocked behind. Downing takes, it’s headed clear by Gyan as far as Wilshere on the edge of the area but his left footed volley lacks power and Kingson gathers easily.
2 min: A couple of tasty early challenges flying in first from Annan and then from Addy who ploughs through the back of Downing and is lucky to escape a yellow.
1 min: We’re underway. England playing from left-to-right. Ghana, in red and yellow, are quickly harrying and hustling.
Subs: Green, Lescott, Parker, Jarvis, Welbeck, Defoe, Crouch, Bent, Carson
GHANA: Kingson; Pantsil, Addy, Vorsah, John Mensah, Annan, Agyemang-Badu, Adiyiah, Gyan, Muntari, Asamoah,
Subs: Sowah, Inkoom, D Addy, Jonathan Mensah, Ayew-Dede, Boateng, Kumordji, Clottey, N Asamoah, Opare, Tagoe, Adjei.