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England Shock Brazil

England put on a determined performance to beat Brazil 2-1 in an international friendly match at Wembley on Wednesday.

Wayne Rooney had the first chance when he was picked out in the area and his header was well-saved by Julio Cesar, but it wouldn't have counted as the Manchester United man was blown up for a shove.

Brazil then earned a penalty in the 18th minute when Ronaldinho's cross struck the arm of Jack Wilshere. The veteran midfielder decided to take the penalty himself but Joe Hart made the save.

Danny Welbeck then fired over the crossbar before Rooney tucked away the opener in the 26th minute after Cesar could only parry a ball in from Theo Walcott.

Neymar would miss a sitter in the 37th minute when he slid in to meet a deflected cross from Oscar while Cesar couldn't hold onto a shot from Steven Gerrard after the break but Brazil scrambled clear.

England would gift the visitors an equaliser a minute later when Gary Cahill gave possession to Fred who swiftly fired home from the edge of the area.

The Chelsea defender tried to make amends with a powerful header which was tipped over by Cesar after Oscar had rattled the crossbar following a defensive error by Chris Smalling.

England would hit the front once again in the 60th minute though as Rooney laid the ball off to Frank Lampard who hammered it off both posts and in.

Brazil searched for a late equaliser but the English defence stood tall as the Three Lions claimed a famous win over the South Americans.

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