Man City's Barry upset being denied landmark England goal

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry was disappointed to miss out on England's landmark goal last night.

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry was disappointed to miss out on England's landmark goal last night.

Sweden defender Daniel Majstorovic's own goal was England's 2,000th in international football, though the Swede suggested post-match that he would rather Barry, whose header had flicked from the centre-half beyond Andreas Isaksson, be credited with the reward.

"It should be given to Barry," said the Celtic defender. "It was a good cross [from Stewart Downing], he headed it and it came off me. I know it was a 'special' goal, but I don't want to be in the record books."

"I've just been told it's going down as an own goal," said Barry. "I got a touch and it skimmed off the defender. It would have been great to have scored the 2,000th goal and I'm a bit disappointed, but I'm not a goalscorer and I won't be crying too much."

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