Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has revealed that Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is largely responsible for the magnificent 3-2 win over Sweden in the second group game of the Euro 2012 for England. England were coming into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw with France, who had earlier won their second group game against Ukraine 2-0. As a result, it put tremendous pressure on England to deliver a win against Sweden. It was going to be extremely difficult given that Sweden have been unbeaten against England in the last seven matches.
It proved to be a difficult match as many expected after England were looking at the possibility of a 2-1 defeat after the hour mark. However, a goal from Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott helped England win the match 3-2. As a result, there are the favourites to qualify from the group stage ahead of Ukraine. Danny Welbeck said after the match that he is extremely delighted at the influence Theo Walcott had in the match. The Arsenal winger came as a substitute in the match when they were trailing, and was responsible for the turnaround after he scored one and set up the other for Danny Welbeck.
‘We’re all very pleased for Theo. We know when he gets on the pitch he’s going to make a difference. That’s what he’s done today. I’m delighted to get the winning goal but it was more of a team performance. At the start of the second half we let in two sloppy goals and that’s something we want to put behind us. But our team spirit showed and we’re delighted to get three points,’ said goal scoring hero Danny Welbeck after the match. Liverpool striker Andy Carroll scored the opening goal for England in the first half.