World Cup hockey: England Sink India With 69th Minute Winner

After being the better side for most parts of the game, India succumbed to their second defeat in the group stage of the hockey World Cup, , losing 2-1 to England.

updated: June 03, 2014 00:12 IST
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The Hague, Netherlands: India crashed to their second defeat in the men's hockey World Cup by conceding a late goal yet again to go down 1-2 against England at the Kyocera Stadium at the Hague, Netherlands on Monday. (England's 2-1 Win: As it happened)

England prevailed through a 69th-minute penalty corner rebound conversion by Simon Mantell. India had an equal run of play against England, and even saw a penalty stroke being cancelled, paving the way for England's victory.

Ashley Jackson's penalty corner shot was blocked by goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, but Mantell capitalised on the rebound by sending a diagonal reverse shot into the net to leave the Indian players crestfallen in the dying moments of the game.

India had lost their opening game against Belgium 2-3 after conceding a goal with seconds left to the final hooter. England opened the scoring in the 26th minute through Mark Gleghorne's penalty corner conversion, and India equalised through Dharamvir Singh in the 30th minute.

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