England beat Slovenia 2-3 thanks to goals from Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney on Sunday to continue their serene progress towards Euro 2016.
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After a slow start Roy Hodgson’s men were punished by their supposedly lowly opposition, with Milivoje Novakovic netting after a defensive error. Gary Cahill and Chris Smalling were caught out trying to play an offside trap, with the former failing to step up in time and allowing the forward through on goal.
At the end of the first half it seemed like the Three Lions were in serious danger of losing their 100% record in the qualification process. However, whatever Hodgson said at half time worked, as they came out for the second period a much better side. Jack Wilshere equalised with his first goal for his country.
It then seemed that goals were like buses for the 23-year-old, with another wonder-strike to thank for putting the team in to the lead.
The Slovenians weren’t going to go down without a fight though, and Nejc Pecnik’s header against the run of play in the 84th minute looked to have earned them a draw.
It wasn’t to be though. Wayne Rooney stepped up with a captain’s goal to win the game moments later. It was also his 48th for his nation, drawing the 29-year-old equal with Gary Lineker as the second highest ever scorer for England. The Manchester United man only needs two more now to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton and have the most ever.