Last Updated at 4:57 pm, June 23rd 2010
Full-time. Slovenia 0 England 1. The Three Lions are through to the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup!!!
...Heskey is on for Defoe prior to the corner...
Dedic is carded for a late lunge on Lampard.
Birsa goes into the book for kicking the ball away.
Joe Cole comes on to a massive applause. Rooney is replaced, likely struggling from an injury. Will update you on how England now line-up in a moment.
Ljubijankic is replaced by Dedic.
Johnson is booked for a dive, I believe. The ref has seemingly got that wrong though after the defender appeared to block him off.
Half-time. Slovenia 0 England 1.
Suler gets lucky as he blindly plays a backpass to the keeper. The header is a little short and for a moment Defoe looks in. But the ball bounces through to Handanovic. Meanwhile, Jokic goes into the book for a rash tackle on Johnson.
GOAL!!! DEFOE SCORES FOR ENGLAND!!!
Anshul is urging people to look beyond the excuses: pitch, manager, vuvuzelas, the ball. He instead want fans to get behind their team. Show them your support. Meanwhile, Dan poetically roars: "I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island's pride, to ride out the storm of war and to outlive the menace of failure. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in South Africa, and we will NEVER SURRENDER!"
"Team's great, manager's great, England's great," says Steve. Joesph, meanwhile, is already preparing himself for disappoint, readying the phrase "I could be French" should the unthinkable happen.
Yoni Raff is one of the few people questioning the inclusion of Upson ahead of the uncapped Dawson. England would imagine/hope that the defence has little to do today.
Michael Izatt highlights our lack of height in the frontline now that Heskey has been dropped for Defoe. Interesting point, Michael, considering that Capello has usually gone for a little and large combo.
My heart goes out to Julieanne, who has emailed in ruing an apparent snub invite to the pub by her male colleagues. Bear with me, folks - am trawling through your emails which are arriving by the second. If you would take pleasure on giving me further opinion to wade through, email@example.com is your method.
Simon reckons it will be a nervy display and also questions the choice not to drop the so far disappointing Frank Lampard. Steve, observing the commentary in Qatar, is backing Defoe's inclusion. He predicts goals for the Spurs striker.
Adam cannot believe that Capello has overlooked both Joe Cole and Peter Crouch. Charlie also echoes this view. Hmmm, well only time will tell if Capello has made the right call. Have to say, the decision to keep Gerrard out wide is a head-scratcher.
Paul, emailing in from Slovakia, believes that the decision to overlook Joe Cole despite clamours for his selection reiterates Capello's will-power not to be bullied into making a call. So, how are you all feeling and where are you tuning in from? firstname.lastname@example.org is the email address you need.
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