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THE Special Report: England U21 3 - 3 Italy U21

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Well, I can't really describe my feelings! Myself, Josh and James went to Wembley yesterday to watch the first International match at the new Stadium. England U21's were playing Italy U21's.

We got the tube to Wembley Park Station as we knew to get the adrenaline really going, we had to walk down the infamous 'Wembley Way'. After getting off the train and to the top of the station, the view was incredible! Straight down the 'Way' was the gleaming image of the new Wembley Stadium. I was told to move on by Police because I was just staring at it!

I know I have seen it before (like when I went to CPW training) but the thought that within an hour, I would be inside was immense! SO, we walked around the stadium, lapping the atmosphere up, and then the moment came!

We were entering via Entrance P. We went through, were searched, and made our way to the upper tier. But it wasn't the usual way you would expect, we went up three long escalators! And we were up on the concourse. I queued for a programme. We had a beer, and we went to our seats. Block 137! It was amazing. I can't describe my feelings and thoughts! But the whole place is huggge! Unbelievably huge! We sat in our seats and waited for the game.

The teams came out, and when our national anthem was sung, I felt sooooo patriotic.

Then something amazing happened. Italy scored within 0:28 seconds! Unbelievable. Not only was I part of history to be in the stadium, but also seeing the fastest ever goal in the new stadium.

England equalised 10 minutes before half time with a wicked free kick from Bentley.

Half time was a nightmare. The bar staff didn't know what they were doing. So much so we missed two goals! Wayne Routledge scored just after the break to put us one infront, but almost immediately after, Italy scored the equaliser.

We were back in our seats. And saw Matt Derbyshire get our 3rd but scrappy goal. Everyone was ecstatic, but I didn't think we were going to win the match. I was proved write and their previous goalscorer got his third and the first hat trick at the new ground. When he was subbed off he got an ovation.

That was it, game over. A small presentation utilised the returning of the Royal Box which was good to see! We left via Wembley Way, but we couldn't be bothered to queue so went to Wembley Stadium station. I recommend it for next time as we got out and into London much quicker!

It was a great day and something I'll remember for a very long time!

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