England Actually Wins Another One They Shoulda Won

Published on 16-Nov-2014 by srijan213
Soccer / Soccer Daily Update

Double joy for Rooney

Still a football power in their own minds, England's major accompishments have been breaking their fans' hearts in competition after competition.

But they keep showing up.

82,000 supporters had ample room in 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium, expecting that this time -- against unfancied Slovenia -- they'd see a favorable result.

Well, they got it, but it was a 3-1 victory with a minimum of artistry:

The match was more notable for Wayne Rooney's being in it. This was his 100th cap, making him the youngest in England's history to reach that landmark.

Danny Welback was the other story, adding two more strikes to his name. He's now scored in four straight matches, a consistency England's attack desperately needs.

This predictable result keeps the Three Lions atop the soft Group E in Euro 2016's pools:

Euro 2016 Group E table

Passions should be more heated, as England travel north for a friendly -- in name only -- against Scotland on Tue 18 Nov. This will be the first match between the two since 1996, when renowned party boy Paul Gascoigne highlighted a 2-0 England result.

Those were the days. It remains to be seen when they'll return.

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