England have qualified for the next phase of the World Cup with a 1-0 victory against Slovenia, advancing through to the next phase. Manager Fabio Capello made three changes to the side that drew with Algeria at the weekend. With Matthew Upson replacing the suspended Jamie Carragher, James Milner replacing Aaron Lennon and Emile Heskey giving way for Jermain Defoe.

England avoided humiliation by securing their place in the next round of the World Cup with The Three Lions dominating most of the game and deserving their win with Jermain Defoe getting the decisive goal. Jermain starting his first game of the World Cup, took his opportunity well getting on the end of a James Milner cross from wide on the right.

England started the second as they begun the first half, having most of the possession and chances. On 57 minutes Wayne Rooney found himself free in the area, but only to scuff his shot on to the post. England by now were launching an onslaught of attacks and showing displays that we remember from England’s qualifying matches.

Slovenia’s goalkeeper kept the deficit to one pulling off some tremendous saves. In the final third of the game, England were sitting back to much and Slovenia nearly got back into the game, but only for England defenders chucking everything in front of the ball, blocking three shots on the spin in the England penalty area. It was England who came out victorious, collecting all three points.

In the other match in the group, USA hit a late winner against Algeria to send USA through as group winners and England occupying second spot.