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Sanchez Brace Upsets England

A brace by Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez was enough to secure a 2-0 win for Chile over England and inflict a first defeat in a year at Wembley stadium for the Three Lions.

England had the first chance at Wembley when Phil Jones rose highest to get on the end of a free-kick but his header was well saved by Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo with just three minutes on the clock.

Midfielder then found space on the right in the 5th minute and drilled in a low cross into the danger area but unfortunately no English player could get on the end of the ball and Chile cleared the danger.

Chile then silenced the Wembley crowd by taking the lead in the seventh minute through Alexis Sanchez, who ghosted in at the back post to head past debutant goalkeeper Fraser Forster after a great cross from the left-wing by Charles Aranguiz.

Celtic goalkeeper Forster who had replaced regular number one Joe Hart then had to beat away Beausejour’s 14th-minute effort before his opposite number Bravo turned Lampard’s deflected free-kick over the crossbar before fisting Jack Wilshere’s vicious left-footer away.

England then should have equalised a minute before the end of the first-half as they produced their best move of the game. Wayne Rooney and Wilshere combined well before setting up debutant Adam Lallana but the Southampton players shot was deflected just wide.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill carelessly gave away possession in the 90th minute of the game, and danger-man Sanchez produced a superb chipped finish to put gloss on the victory and wrap up an upset for the visitors handing the English a first loss at Wembley in a year.

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