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World Cup: England vs. Slovenia: England wins, 1-0

June 23, 2010 |  9:06 am


Jermain Defoe's goal put much-improved England into the World Cup's round of 16 with a 1-0 victory over Slovenia.

Recalled to the starting lineup, Defoe knocked in a cross from James Milner in the 23rd minute Wednesday to give England five points from its three Group C games. Slovenia finished with four points.

Looking much more like the soccer power it's supposed to be, following draws against the United States and Algeria to start the tournament, England played far more aggressively and created more chances against Slovenia.

More on the match here.

-- Associated Press

Photo: Jermain Defoe of England celebrates after scoring against Slovenia on Wednesday. Credit: Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images