England defeated Slovenia 3-2 in EURO 2016 qualifying today, keeping the Three Lions record perfect in Group E with six wins from six matches.
Trailing 1-0 after a sloppy first half, Roy Hodgson’s side scored three second half goals, with two coming from the feet of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.
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Wilshere had never scored for England before, and his first two international goals were powerful strikes from outside the box.
First, Wilshere fired a first-time shot that found the top left corner of the net to level the score at one.
His second goal was even better, taking a clever back heel from Adam Lallana to find the top corner again, as Slovenian goalkeeper Samir Handanovic could only watch.
Slovenia would get one back to make the score 2-2, but Wayne Rooney scored his 48th goal for England in the 86th minute to clinch the 3-2 win. With the goal, Rooney draws level with Gary Lineker as the second-highest scorer in the country’s history. The Manchester United and England captain is now just one goal behind Sir Bobby Charlton as England’s all-time top scorer.