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

Half-Time Report: Luis Suarez heads Uruguay into half-time lead over England

Uruguay lead England at half time in their Group D clash in Sao Paulo courtesy of Luis Suarez's 39th-minute header.

Luis Suarez's 39th-minute header has given Uruguay a half-time lead over England in Sao Paulo.

Luis Suarez of Uruguay scores his team's first goal past Joe Hart of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match on June 19, 2014© Getty Images

The returning striker came close to opening the scoring early on when he whipped a corner goalwards which almost caught out Joe Hart, only for the Three Lions keeper to push the ball away at his front post.

Shortly after, Wayne Rooney produced a fine curling effort which looked destined for the top corner, but the ball ended up narrowly wide of the target to the relief of Fernando Muslera.

The first big chance of the contest fell to Cristian Rodriguez when he was picked out in acres of space, but he failed to test Hart with his powerful drive which missed the target.

England created openings of their own, however, and Rooney came within inches of breaking the deadlock when his headed effort from Steven Gerrard's cross came back off the post.

As the game looked to be edging towards a goalless first half, Suarez arrived at the back post to head home Edison Cavani's inch-perfect cross to fire Uruguay ahead.

Uruguay's midfielder Cristian Rodriguez (L) vies with England's midfielder Raheem Sterling (R) during a Group D football match on June 19, 2014
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