England vs Slovenia live blog



Team News: England: Hart, Gibbs, Cahill, Jagielka, Clyne, Henderson, Wilshere, Lallana, Sterling, Welbeck, Rooney (C).

Slovenia team: Handanovič, Brečko, Cesar, Ilič, Struna, Kurtic, Mertelj, Birsa, Kirm, Kampl, Novakovic

It’s looking like a diamond formation for the three lions this evening with Raheem Sterling playing behind Welbeck and Rooney. Wilshere and Henderson will rotate at the base of the diamond and we have a debutant in the form of Nathaniel Clyne who has been rewarded for his fine form for Southampton.

Roy Hodgson on Clyne: “All we really want him to do is what he has done for Southampton. He has played very very well this season so we don’t want him to do anything different.”

The captain Wayne Rooney has been awarded a golden cap by Sir Bobby Charlton  as he joins the likes of Bobby Moore and David Beckham by becoming the 9th England centurion.

93:02 Full time and England are 3-1 winners at Wembley.

92:36- Jack Wilshere is named Man of the match

88:36 Jagielka is replaced by Smalling

83:57 Raheem Sterling is replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin

81:02 Welbeck waltzes through but can’t get his hatrick.

79:00 Adam Lallana makes way for James Milner.

78:40 Rotman blasts high wide for Slovenia.

71:40 GOAL Welbeck surely wraps it up after some excellent link up play with Sterling.

65:05 GOAL Danny Welbeck puts England in front after a great turn from Lallana forced a save from Handanovic and the Arsenal striker put in the rebound.

61:29 Cahill gets Jagielka out of jail by blocking a Kampl effort after the Everton man was caught in possession.

58:29- Rooney just puts it past Handanovic who gets a hand to it 1-1.

57:30 Rooney was brought down and now steps up


56:27 GOAL but not to England! An headed own goal from Jordan Henderson after a decent freekick causes chaos.

54:46 Jagielka’s header forces Handanovic into a low stop.

51:00. Gibbs booked for a poor tackle on Birsa. Stretcher has been deployed but wasn’t needed.

50:45- Superb tackle from Cesar on Rooney. England moving through the motions now.

49:30- Great run and cross by Sterling forces a corner

47:40 Rooney heads wide and Jagielka just can’t steer it goalwards.

46:23 Seems to be more of a 4-3-3 from England now.

Slovenia get the second half going.

Half-time- England 0-0 Slovenia. A rather dull affair so far.

36:11- Welbeck shoots over after a good move.

33:30- Lallana goes down clutching his face after Cesar swings an elbow back. He is lucky the officials missed that.

31:30- Handanovic has to prevent his own player scoring a comical OG after a poor backpass.

30:20 Lallana’s freekick is easily cleared.

30:00 Sterling wins a freekick.

29:13 Welbeck nods wide after a good run and cross from Sterling.

28:00 Novakovic loses Welbeck and nods just wide.

27:24 Slovenia win a corner after a Kirm cut back was intercepted.

20:14- Rooney hits a inviting half volley high and wide.

18:50- Lallana goes down on the edge of the box but is told to get to his feet by the Portuguese officials.

16:05- Sterling drags a shot wide after Clyne did well on the right hand side.

13:11- Nervous defending from Slovenia rewards England with a corner.

9:00 Henderson tries to thread a ball through to Rooney but it’s intercepted well.

7:36- Slow start at the moment as both sides are just getting to grips with the tricky surface.

3:40- Slovenia almost get in behind England but Hart gathers comfortably.

The national anthems have taken place and we are under-way at Wembley.


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