[USA-ENGLAND] Robert Green took responsibility for the goal that handed the USA the tying goal in its 1-1 tie with
England on Saturday, but the English press was not so kind.
"Hand of Clod" was the headline in the News of the World and Daily Mirror.
The London Times led with "Green Fingers," calling his error "One disastrous spill the Yanks won't complain about."
“It’s obviously a horrible mistake, a terrible mistake,” Green said. “I’ll have to recover from it.”
Green received the support of England coach Fabio Capello and its captain, Steven Gerrard.
"He made one mistake," said Capello, "but in the second half he made a good save. This is the problem of the goalkeeper."
Capello added that mistakes -- whether by a goalie, striker or referee -- were part of the game.
''Rob will learn from this," insisted Gerrard, "and he might make an important save that wins us a match. We're all behind him. It was a bit of shock and it took us a while to get over it."