Becks bags against Mexico
Monday, 24 May, 2010
Beckham scored a trademark free-kick when England last played Mexico.
The Three Lions last took on Mexico in a friendly in 2001, running out 4-0 winners in front of 33,597 people at Pride Park.
It was a convincing win for Sven Goran Eriksson’s men, who were in preparation for a crucial World Cup Qualifier in Athens. The goals came from four different players – Paul Scholes, Robbie Fowler, David Beckham and Teddy Sheringham – and were all notable for their individual quality.
Scholes got England off to a flier in only the third minute, smashing home a thunderous drive from 30 yards out (WATCH NOW!)and Fowler doubled the lead eleven minutes later with a poacher’s goal, deftly flicking home Steven Gerrard’s right-side cross.
In the 29th minute captain Beckham buried one of his trademark free-kicks, curling his effort into the top left corner from 25 yards out (WATCH NOW!)
Sheringham wrapped up the emphatic victory with quarter of an hour remaining, following Beckham’s lead and registering another dead-ball strike. It was the Manchester United veteran’s tenth goal for the Three Lions.
While Sheringham was picking up his 41st cap, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick, Alan Smith and Danny Mills were all making their debuts for the senior side.
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