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Nigeria 1-2 USA
There’s the final whistle. Plenty more coverage of this match coming your way, so keep checking in.
90+2′ – USA just holding on for the moment, trying to stop any late comeback plans from Nigeria.
90+1′ – Three minutes added on.
89′ – Cameron with enough pace to stick with Emenike as he turns on the speed to get forward.
88′ – Zusi tries to slip in Mix, who can’t get it under control.
87′ – Late cameo for Wondolowski, with Dempsey coming off.
86′ – Penalty Goal Victor Moses
85′ – Chandler with a good break forward but can’t find Dempsey, and as it came back out Mix had a hit saved.
83′ – Overall, Nigeria won’t leave happy with this showing. The U.S. should come out with plenty of positives. Emenike with a shot and Howard with the save, but he hasn’t been tested much on his 100th cap.
80′ – Altidore comes off to a huge round of applause. The fans know how big he is to this team, and how much he needed those goals.
39′ – Dempsey wins a free kick in a good place for Bradley to whip it in… it falls for Beasley in the box and he let rip with his right foot well over the top.
37′ – Ball given away by Dempsey as he tries to work it Beasley, and Ngeria is back on it. To be fair, for all the early possession from the Nigerians, not much in the way of real chances.
35′ – Dempsey plays it forward to Jones who goes down, almost untouched.
33′ – That should do #17 a world of good after the season he had at Sunderland.
32′ – Goal (Jozy Altidore)
29′ – Dempsey wins a corner for the USA, and as it comes in he tries to get it under control to finish but it wouldn’t sit down for him.
28′ – Odemwingie tries to get the better of Beasley,w hcih looks like a good matchup for the Nigerians, but Beasley held his ground well.
27′ – Bradley tries to spray one wide and mis-hit it. Better over the last few minutes from the home side.
26′ – Ambrose is causing the U.S. issues down the right. He’s down on the ground at this point after a tackle from Jones, but he’s looked a very good player early on here.
24′ – As the ball gets pushed out Jones wins it to Bedoya who decides he should have a go as well, but sends it high and wide.
24′ – Bradley has a go as the U.S. pushes forward, Dempsey playing him into a shooting spot. Blocked away and the USA has its second corner of the night.
23′ – Bradley doing a nice job of winning balls back, plays it off to Dempsey who draws a foul and now the USA will try to keep it for a bit.
20′ – A rare break forward for the USA slides wide to Altidore, who gives it away, but it comes back in with Dempsey trying to slip Beasley through. The left back has his cross bloacked away and Dempsey can’t control. All Nigeria aside from a few breaks like that, and the USA will have to make those count.
17′ – Bedoya called for a foul. Nigeria swings it wide and then passes back to the middle where a shot is deflected.
16′ – Second corner comes in and an offside call against Nigeria gets the USA out of danger.
15′ – Besler now foreced to clear and he sends it behind for a corner. Beckerman heads it behind for another corner.
12′ – Altidore drifting out to the left side as Dempsey moves up top. Strange look for the U.S. At the moment Nigeria still has most of the ball.
10′ – Johnson forced to track back to deal with Azeez, who won a corner for Nigeria, but Jones manages to get that clear.
8′ – First positive move for the U.S. and Bedoya has a hit after picking it up from Bradley. Corner won.
5′ – Nigeria with all the play early on. USA now trying to slide it around the back but not getting anything easy.
3′ – Nigeria lifts one forward to Ameobi who did very well to take it down and send it wide. Howard collects and the danger is gone.
2′ – As it starts it looks like Dempsey and Bradley will be playing in front of a midfield 3, with Jones, Beckerman and Bedoya sitting in behind them a bit.
1′ – MATCH UNDERWAY
Nigeria line-up: Enyeama, Efe, Oshaniwa, Yobo, Oboabona; Onazi, Mikel, Azeez; Odemwingie, Ameobi, Moses