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|Glen Johnson, G|
|Matthew Upson (Joleon Lescott, 63)|
|Ashley Cole, A|
|Shaun Wright-Phillips (Aaron Lennon, 46)|
|Frank Lampard (Michael Carrick, 46)|
|Steven Gerrard (James Milner, 46)|
|Wayne Rooney (Carlton Cole, C, 80)|
|Emile Heskey (Jermain Defoe, 46)|
|Jasmin Handanovic, J|
|Bostjan Cesar (Matej Mavric-Rozic, 34)|
|Aleksander Radosavljevic (Rene Krhin, 77)|
|Andraz Kirm (Dalibor Stevanovic, 78)|
|Zlatko Dedic (Nejc Pecnik, 71)|
|Valter Birsa (Andrej Komac, 65)|
|Milivoje Novakovic (Zlatan Ljubijankic, 55)|
Full Time: ENGLAND 2-1 SLOVENIA
It's a win for England but they were made to look decidedly ordinary at times by a lively Slovenia side.
Defoe relieves the pressure with a probing run. The Tottenham man's looked very lively since he came on.
It's Slovenia who are finishing the stronger side as they sniff the chance for an unlikely equaliser.
Cole creates a chance for himself with a good bit of skill but the West Ham striker's shot is eventually blocked.
The goal is no more than Slovenia deserve and it showed up two of the summer's biggest movers - Johnson and Lescott.
ENGLAND 2-1 SLOVENIA. Johnson is all at sea again as he's easily beaten on the byline by Pecnik and, when the ball is crossed in, LJUBIJANKIC gets ahead of Lescott and heads it past Green.
Milner's been nondescript since he came on but at least he whips in a pinpoint cross to remind everyone that he is on the pitch.
The final change of the game as Rooney makes way for Carlton Cole.
The match is drifting towards a conclusion as these friendlies have a tendency to do.
... while Dalibor Stevanovic comes on for Andraz Kirm.
Time for more changes as Aleksander Radosavljevic is replaced by Rene Krhin...
Despite the scoreline, England's display will have given Capello some cause for concern. Defensively they've been very poor at times.
An unmarked Pecnik flicks a header narrowly wide as the England defence goes to sleep.
Brecko becomes the third Slovenia player to be booked.
Lennon cuts the Slovenia defence to shreds and sets up a goal for Rooney on a plate. However, the former Everton man's effort is superbly cleared off the line.
Another change by Slovenia as Zlatko Dedic is replaced by Nejc Pecnik.
Green, Johnson and Wright-Phillips have struggled at times and Capello must be concerned with their current form.
England haven't been particularly impressive but it looks as though it's going to be another comfortable victory.
Slovenia bring on Andrej Komac for Valter Birsa.
Another change by Capello as Upson is replaced by Joleon Lescott.
ENGLAND 2-0 SLOVENIA. It's a goal by a man in form. Lennon feeds DEFOE who finds a yard of space and curls a shot past the flat-footed Handanovic.
The match is far tighter now than in the first 45 minutes with chances at a premium.
Green punches the set-piece delivery away from danger.
Terry tumbles into Zlatko Dedic after being caught out for pace and concedes the free-kick.
Slovenia make a change as Zlatan Ljubijankic comes on for Novakovic.
Slovenia look good enough to secure a play-off place from their World Cup group, they've been tidy in this game.
Defoe latches on to Johnson's accurate cross but again a Slovenia defender is first to the ball and funnels it out for a corner.
England have looked dangerous from set-pieces but this one comes to nothing.
Lennon wins an early corner as England look to double their lead.
No changes by Slovenia at half-time.
and James Milner comes on for Lampard.
Heskey makes way for Defoe...
Aaron Lennon replaces Wright-Phillips...
Michael Carrick comes on for Gerrard...
England get the second half underway. Capello's made a raft of changes in a Sven-like fashion.
Half Time: ENGLAND 1-0 SLOVENIA.
The match is drifting towards half-time with England somewhat fortunate to be ahead.
Slovenia refuse to be rattled though and continue to make it an attractive and open encounter.
It's all England now as Rooney drifts out wide to the right and crosses for Heskey to flick a header off-target.
Better by Gerrard whose 25-yard drive whistles narrowly past the post.
It should be 2-0 as Rooney contrives to hit the post with his shot from all of three yards out.
Cesar is unable to continue and is replaced by Matej Mavric.
Hopefully the goal will settle England down. Slovenia are still down to ten men as Cesar is receiving treatment behind the goal.
England are very fortunate to be ahead. It must be one of the softest penalties of all time.
ENGLAND 1-0 SLOVENIA. No matter, LAMPARD slams home the penalty.
Cesar is also booked for the challenge to add to the injustice.
If anything Rooney appeared to be fouling his marker, Bostjan Cesar, who is forced to hobble off the pitch.
Rooney falls over as he challenges for a Gerrard cross. The referee awards a penalty to widespread disbelief.
Johnson gets to the byline and whips in a low cross that is cleared for another corner.
Gerrard heads the ball straight to a man in green.
Johnson surges onto the attack again. Maybe he'd be better concentrating on his defensive duties.
Wright-Phillips goes down a blind alley as England struggle to break down an impressive Slovenia side.
Slovenia have targeted Johnson as England's weak link as they attack down the left flank yet again.
John Terry gets his head to the corner and powers his effort onto the crossbar with Handanovic beaten. Better by England.
Rooney lifts the home fans with a good bit of play. He cuts inside a defender and seems certain to score only for his shot to be blocked for a corner.
It's not been a great start by England's Liverpool players as Gerrard's intended pass to a team-mate is woeful and goes straight out of play.
Andraz Kirm is the first player to be booked for a nasty challenge on Heskey.
Slovenia have created the better openings in the early stages and should really be ahead. Johnson is being shown up for what he is. A poor defender.
Johnson's defensive frailities are to the fore though as Slovenia surge down his vacant flank again. This time Green is able to claim Bojan Jokic's poor cross.
Glen Johnson sees Rooney go on a run but the Manchester United man is unable to turn the low ball towards goal.
Jasmin Handanovic elects to punch the corner away from danger again.
Gerrard shows a good burst of pace but his intended low cross for Heskey is cut out.
Rooney challenges Jasmin Handanovic for Wright-Phillips' looping cross. The Slovenians are unhappy with Rooney but the spat soon peters out.
The goalkeeper position remains a worry for England. Green doesn't appear to have the quality required, but who else is there?
That was a real scare for England who have shown some nervousness in defence already.
It's almost 1-0 to Slovenia as Milivoje Novakovic rounds Green only to then lift his shot from a tight angle on to the roof of the net.
Jasmin Handanovic punches the free-kick away from danger but England are already camped inside the Slovenia half.
Heskey is hacked down by Aleksander Radosavljevic on the edge of the area. The Slovenia man somehow escapes a booking.
Green comes out to claim the ball and appears to handle it outside his area. The West Ham man gets away with it though.
Steven Gerrard finds Ashley Cole rampaging down the left but Slovenia are able to deal with the popular Chelsea man's cross.
England soon win the ball back and string a few passes together as they bid to improve on the patchy display in last month's 2-2 draw with Netherlands.
Slovenia, in an all-green strip, get the match underway.
Slovenia will be no pushovers though. They are third in World Cup qualifying group three and qualified for Euro 2000 and the World Cup finals in South Korea and Japan two years later.
Shaun Wright-Phillips starts while Wayne Rooney is joined in attack by Emile Heskey so there's no place for the in-form Jermain Defoe.
Fabio Capello has named a strong starting line-up with Robert Green in goal and Matthew Upson partnering John Terry at the heart of the defence in Rio Ferdinand's absence.
England face Slovenia at Wembley in a friendly international four days before a far more important clash, the World Cup qualifier against Croatia.
West End star Alfie Boe will have to be pitch perfect on Saturday when he sings the national anthem and
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