MATCH ANALYSIS: GERMANY v ENGLAND (01/09/01) - GOAL BY OWEN
 

1) Beckham picks up possession. He turns and plays a quick first-time cross with his left foot in to Heskey.

2
) Heskey wins the header and lays it off for Owen making a run from a position outside the box.

4) Owen, having called for the ball, times his run to perfection and finishes well.

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Conclusions:

- Excellent early cross from Beckham with his left foot surprises the defence - shows importance of players who can use both feet and playing the ball in quickly.
- Owen combines perfectly with Heskey, shows the importance of accurate combination plays between forwards. The run from a deeper position is useful as it takes advantage of the space between defenders and behind the defence.
- From a defensive point of view, the marking on Heskey and is slack and the run from Owen is not tracked.

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