Pakistan beaten by England 2-5

NEW DELHI: England defeated Pakistan in an important Pool B match of the World Cup hockey tournament here on Thursday.

Jonty Clarks made the first goal for England on a pass from James Tendal while the second goal was scored by Ashley Jackson.

Pakistan got two penalty corners but the national team could not take any advantage.

However, Shakeel Abbasi reduced Englandís lead scoring a goal in the 45th minute during second half and a few minutes alter Rehan Butt equaled the score by making a goal on rebound when Pakistan got their third penalty corner.

On this occasion, English player Richard Mantele was injured and forced to go out of ground.

Later on the 53rd minute, Middleton got England lead and then Robert Moore and barry Middleton made two consecutive goals to take England score to 5- which continued till the end of the match.

England is on top with nine points going undefeated in the pool B.