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Rooney Screw Up As Jermain Continues To Shine

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05:  England team line up before the International Friendly match between England and Slovenia at Wembley Stadium on September 5, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Monkey GorrilaContributor ISeptember 7, 2009

Wayne Rooney found himself embroiled in yet another diving controversy after the England striker;s tumble earned a controversial penalty in his side's 2 - 1 friendly victory over Slovenia.

Just days after insisting he would never ever dive, Wayne Rooney was accused by Slovenia players of going to the ground too easily following Bostjan Cesar's tug on his shirt in the first half at Wembley on Saturday. 

The Slovenia player clearly pulled the England stirker's shirt briefly, but the contact didn't seem strong enough to warrant the fall from the Manchester United star, who was also tugging on his oppenent's jersey.

Slovenia also complained that Rooney had fouled Cesar in the same incident, leaving the Slovenia defender with an ankle injury which will see him missing their World Cup qualifier against Poland in midweek.

With diving firmly on the agenda after wha happened to Arsenal's striker, it was no surprise that Slovenia's players were unhappy to be another victim of 'professional divers'.

After all, Slovenia is a small country and Rooney is from Manchester United. Once again, we see officials closing their eyes as giants crush little mice once again.

But for England's boss, the penalty was just a small matter. So what if is really was a dive, ROoney gets ban for 2 matches? So what? it's just Rooney! England still have Lampard, Gerrard, Ashley, and now England got a new gun! Jermain Defoe.

Even if the penalty was redrew, England's unbeaten run still continues.

As we have seen on Saturday, Emile Heskey was again given the chance to start against Slovenia but did little to impress just like his partner Wayne Rooney which is now is trouble. On the other hand, the Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, who scored twice against the Netherlands to maintain England's unbeaten run once again score the important goal which see England beating Slovenia.

Jermain Defoe just gave England's Big Boss something to seriously think about.

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