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Slovenia vs. England: Goals, Highlights from European Qualifying Match

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterJune 14, 2015

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Slovenia took a surprising lead against England in their European qualifier on Saturday, with Milivoje Novakovic shocking the visitors on the break. 

A questionable throw-in from Phil Jones allowed the Slovenians to spring for a counter-attack, and the 36-year-old who plies his trade in Japan beat Joe Hart in a game England had been controlling. 

Raheem Sterling and Wayne Rooney and both missed close chances for the Three Lions earlier in the half. 

Jack Wilshere equalised early in the second half for England, striking home a powerful shot to make things level at 1-1. 

Telegraph Football @TeleFootball

BREAKING: Jack Wilshere's strike against Slovenia has just been voted the greatest England goal of all time in an online poll.

Wilshere struck again with a near identical goal for England with another gem from distance. 

Gary Lineker @GaryLineker

Awful defending. You cannot possibly try and play off-side under those circumstances. Schoolboy stuff!

Twitter was quick to react after the Arsenal man enjoyed his England scoring breakthrough. 


Nejc Pecnik equalised not long after on a long-range header. 

Squawka Football @Squawka

Jack Wilshere has scored as many goals in 72 minutes today as he managed in 22 appearances for Arsenal this season. http://t.co/0AQ7hgZbmq

But just two minutes later, Wayne Rooney continued his chase for English footballing goal-scoring history with a potential game-winner. 

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