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Monday, 11 June 2012

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ITV 2010 coverage showed a car commercial when England scored

Football fans tonight joined together in unity to congratulate broadcaster ITV for their coverage of Euro 2012 Group D match England v France.

Supporters were naturally worried that the commercial broadcaster was given rights to the opening match as they are known to be erratic as past England goalkeepers David James and Rob Green.

In recent years, ITV have cut to tic-tac commercials and missed the only goal in a Merseyside derby FA Cup tie. In the 2010 World Cup, ITV HD viewers also covered the first England game and missed Steven Gerrard opening the scoring after 4 minutes by showing a car commercial during the 1-1 draw with USA.

Today's match also ended 1-1 with Joleon Lescott breaking the deadlock on 30 minutes, but Manchester City team-mate Samir Nasri equalized nine minutes later. There were no further goals in the second half.

One supporter took to twitter to say "Rejoice! ITV show both goals without cutting to adverts!" Another fan said "Well done ITV - this time you actually showed the footage the fans want to see."
@Inchcock_G asked "Have ITV poached BBC staff this time round?"

Fridays England v Sweden match will be shown on the BBC.

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