Jun 19, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Uruguay
2-1
England
Suarez (39', 85')
Godin (9')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Rooney (75')
Gerrard (68')

Alan Shearer: 'Glen Johnson at fault for first goal'

Football pundit Alan Shearer attends the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards at ExCeL on December 16, 2012
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Former England striker Alan Shearer says that Glen Johnson should have done better during Uruguay's victory over the Three Lions.

Former England international Alan Shearer has claimed that defender Glen Johnson was at fault for Uruguay's first goal during the Three Lions' 2-1 defeat this evening.

The ex-Newcastle United striker said that the Liverpool man should have been on hand to deal with the cross that Luis Suarez headed into the net.

"Luis Suarez is remarkable but he's a top-class player. You give players of his calibre chances at this level, they'll take them," he told BBC Sport.

"Teams are successful because their top stars perform. Glen Johnson had to stop the cross for the first goal.

"Positionally it was all wrong and there was a lack of communication. If that goal was to happen on a Sunday morning the manager would be disappointed but it wasn't a bad finish again."

The defeat leaves England on the brink of elimination from the tournament, needing Italy to win their two remaining games to stand a chance of making it to the last 16.

 Luis Suarez of Uruguay scores his team's second goal against Gary Cahill of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match  on June 19, 2014
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