Welbeck, would help culminate a English rally from a 2-1 deficit in a 3-2 victory over Sweden.
England would jump out to an early lead on a header from forward Andrew Carroll at the 23rd minute. Sweden would tie the match at 1-1 on an own goal from England’s Glen Johnson on a shot from Olof Mellberg, after an initial strike from forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Sweden would go up 2-1 on Mellberg’s second goal—a header—at the 59th minute.
English forward Theo Walcott would put England level at 2-2 on a 25-yard strike that would deflect past Swedish goalie, Andrea Isaksson.
On a deep run by Walcott, Walcott would make a cross deep into the Swedish box towards Welbeck, who would flick it behind him and into the far post past Issakson, for one of the most unbelievable—and ESPN-worthy—goals of the entire tournament.
With the loss, Sweden is officially eliminated from Euro 2012, and with the win, England leapfrogs past co-host Ukraine into a tie with France atop Group D with four points. With the return of team captain and leading scorer, Wayne Rooney, there is no telling how far England can go, but with him back, England just became a much more formidable side.
The way that Welbeck and Walcott are both playing, Rooney may not be needed.
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