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Walcott and Welbeck rally England to entertaining 3-2 win over Sweden at Euro 2012

England's Glen Johnson tries to stop Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between Sweden and England in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, June 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 15, 2012 - 4:56 PM

KIEV, Ukraine - England eliminated Sweden from the European Championship on Friday after Theo Walcott scored one goal and set up another for an entertaining come-from-behind 3-2 win.

Walcott came on as a substitute and made it 2-2 in the 64th minute and then set up Danny Welbeck for the winner in the 78th as England earned its first win over Sweden in a competitive game in eight tries.

Andy Carroll had given England the halftime lead with a powerful header in the 23rd but Sweden fought back through an own-goal by Glen Johnson and a header by Olof Mellberg.

England now only needs a draw against Ukraine in its last game to advance to the quarterfinals.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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