England v Peru: 6 Things We Learned

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England v Peru: 6 Things We Learned
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When England v Peru is recorded for posterity, the history books will note a comfortable 3-0 home win for Roy Hodgson's side. People will look at the starting lineup and attacking substitutions and perhaps imagine a game full of vim and excitement.


Those of us who saw the game will remember something quite different, as a relatively sluggish England struggled to break through Peru's well-organised defence and conceded fine opportunities to their opponents on the counterattack.


There was, of course, one moment of genuine magic, when Daniel Sturridge's speed of thought saw him dart inside to receive a throw-in before finding a finish of the very highest order.


As Hodgson prepares the squad for Brazil, here are six things we learned from the farewell friendly.

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