17 Nov 2011

Ref has final say on England's 2000th goal

11:51 am on 17 November 2011

The official scorer of England's winning goal against Sweden in their friendly football international Wednesday won't be decided until the FA receives the report of Czech referee.

The FA has awarded the goal - the 2,000th England have scored since they began playing internationals in 1872 - to Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry.

But Barry's header took a deflection off the head of a Swedish defender, which could make it an own goal.

British bookmakers William Hill are paying out to any punter who backed Barry as being the first, last or anytime scorer.