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  • Slovenia 0-1 England: Defoe scored, Rooney hit the post

    England finally escaped to the big 16 round. 1-0 victory in the final game of counter Slovenia, Wednesday (23 / 6) , was enough for the Three Lions.

    In the action held in Nelson Bay Stadium Mandelay it appear as a hero Jermain Defoe scored the team through his solo in 23 minutes.

    With these three points England advanced to the round of 16 large as the runner-up Group C. Because the United States while at the same time from Algeria won 1-0. UK and U.S. the same point which is five, but the Yankees superior goal difference.

    The game

    At minute 8 Valter Birsa test David James from a distance through 20th-yard kick. James was lucky to catch it quick.

    In the 13th minute Frank Lampard free kick from a quarter of the field still leads right into the arms of Samir Handanovic.

    Defoe! At 22 minutes England finally able to break the deadlock. James Milner cross to the front of goal struck by Defoe and Samir Handanovic beaten.

    In the 29th minute England almost double advantage. Wayne Rooney gets the ball in the penalty box to Gerrard's short feed. Gerrard had to release a horizontal kick to the corner of the goal which can still be secured Handanovic.

    Until the first half ended the score remained 1-0 to England.

    Four minutes after the restart Defoe who received feedback Rooney can break down the wicket Slovenia. But the referee disallowed because Rooney was caught offside first.

    In the 56th minute Gareth Barry's corner was met John Terry in the pole away but can still be pushed over Handanovic.

    Rooney! On 57 minutes Rooney, who escaped the offside trap after receiving feedback from Lampard failed to score. After his shot from close range just hit the goalposts, so unlucky and frustrating in his face.

    At 68 minutes England had almost conceded. Communication error between Terry and Glen Johnson who successfully exploited Milijove Novakovic then capable of releasing detained leg kick Johnson.

    England defender put some to strengthen their defenses. And finally, the score of 1-0 can be maintained until the end of the matches.

    Team Line-up:

    Slovenia: 1-Samir Handanovic; 2-Miso Brecko, 4-Marko Suler, Bostjan Cesar five-, 13-Bojan Jokic, 10,-Valter Birsa, 8-Robert Koren, 18-Aleksandar Radosavljevic, 17-Andraz Kirm; 9-Zlatan Ljubijankic (Zlatko Dedic 14-62 '), 11-Milivoje Novakovic.

    England: 1-David James; 2-Glen Johnson, 15-Matthew Upson, 6-John Terry, Ashley Cole's third-, 16-James Milner, 4-Steven Gerrard, 8-Frank Lampard, 14-Gareth Barry, 19-Jermain Defoe (21-Emile Heskey 85 '), 10-Wayne Rooney (11-Joe Cole 72').


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