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Kane Clinches WC Berth For England

2018 World Cup Qualifier Report: England v Slovenia 05 October 2017

By SL International - Oct 05, 2017 10:49 PM

2018 World Cup Qualifier

Result: England 1-0 Slovenia

Date: 05 October 2017

Venue: Wembley Stadium

England booked their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on Thursday night as Harry Kane’s late strike gave them an unconvincing 1-0 win over Slovenia at Wembley Stadium..

The hosts dominated the early possession, but Slovenia occasionally posed problems on the break. Nevertheless, neither side seriously threatened to score in the opening minutes.

In the 26th minute, Jordan Henderson drew an alert save from Jan Oblak as he looked to bend the ball into the net at the Atlético Madrid goalkeeper’s left post.

Rene Krhin committed several fouls in the first half and was eventually punished 37 minutes in as he was shown the game’s first yellow card following a foul on Henderson.

Seven minutes later, John Stones became the first England player in the book as he was yellow carded for a late challenge on Miha Mevlja.

However, Mevlja found himself in the book too shortly afterwards as he was handed the same punishment for a stoppage time foul on Marcus Rashford.

The teams went into the break deadlocked at 0-0 with the Wembley crowd far from having witnessed the spectacle they’d have hoped for.

Slovenia started the second half brightly as a Bojan Jokić header in the 48th minute forced Joe Hart into a save.

In the 63rd minute, Sterling set up a glorious chance for Marcus Rashford to score, playing him through on goal. The Manchester United youngster chipped the ball over Oblak, but it was cleared before it could cross the line.

Two minutes later, Sterling fired in a shot, seeking a goal of his own — but a magnificent block from Boštjan Cesar kept the scores level.

In the 84th minute, Josip Iličić played a delightful ball through for Tim Matavž. Hart rushed out to the forward’s feet and smothered him, preventing what could have been Slovenia’s winner.

Aljaž Struna’s 86th minute yellow card looked set to be the last key moment of the game, but deep into stoppage time, there was a twist: Kyle Walker found Harry Kane from the right and the Tottenham striker’s touch put the ball in the net for the winner.

Two minutes later, Valter Birsa picked up one last booking for the visitors — and this time, it really was the final key event of the night.

Gareth Southgate will perhaps be disappointed in his side’s performance — but nevertheless, they delivered the goods, sealing their spot at international football’s greatest showpiece for the sixth time in a row.

 


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lungelobrownn Joined: 13 Sep 2017
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lungelobrownn Oct 07, 2017 06:25 AM
This Kane guy is really a germ
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RealManUchiefz Oct 06, 2017 02:03 PM
Wth this boi kane Ali Rushford thy can suprise alot of critics Rooney did the ryt thing ngothatha umhlalaphantsi
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Jabuul Oct 06, 2017 12:34 PM
Kane
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mingus Oct 06, 2017 11:19 AM
Kane is the hope of England to go further in Russia.
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Faysal Oct 06, 2017 08:57 AM
These 3goats wil be in russia just add number flops
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alizebucs1986 Oct 06, 2017 07:57 AM
Cowditor was Masesi playing last night i heard the scoreline was 0-0 against Peru details pls
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Warras4khosi Oct 06, 2017 07:53 AM
The score line doesn't matter at all as long they are in.
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king mosha Oct 06, 2017 07:33 AM
LOL ATLEAST THEY QUALIFY FOR BIG TOURNAMENTS UNLIKE BAFANA BAFANA
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Oct 06, 2017 06:43 AM
@munondidii agree 1-0 is a sign of uzles
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munondidii Oct 06, 2017 04:02 AM
England will just add up numbers at the tounerment .
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Stuart Alois Oct 06, 2017 03:46 AM
Gud luck for them bt we know know they wl be in first plane back to England n watch the tournament on tvs.
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MR E Oct 06, 2017 02:10 AM
But kane is an england magician.
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Oct 05, 2017 10:58 PM
Mmmmm baze bajabula abase Ngilandi mmmmm ngibe ibo nje ewuuuuuu kodwa nkulunkulu wase Satha Aflikha ngeke nje ube nebaBafana bafana nje
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Zondi Yandy Oct 05, 2017 10:39 PM
Yesssssssss Kane
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pszungu35 Oct 05, 2017 10:23 PM
This is why i never bet on these cows.....
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Sir-Morris Oct 05, 2017 10:22 PM
England rather lose than play a draw at home...
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Zondi Yandy Oct 05, 2017 10:18 PM
Come on England
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clemz7 Oct 05, 2017 10:13 PM
Amangisi are weak
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etsekang Oct 05, 2017 10:08 PM
England will not win this one
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Sir Lore. Oct 05, 2017 10:08 PM
Uh cows

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