Friendly: England 2-1 Slovenia

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England defeated Slovenia 2-1 in a friendly at Wembley to boost their preparations for crucial World Cup qualifier against Croatia next Wednesday.

The home side took the lead in the 31st minute when Frank Lampard drilled his spot-kick inside Samir Handanovic's right post.

Half-time substitute Jermain Defoe doubled the lead on 63 minutes as he curled in a right-footer into the far corner, via a slight deflection.

Zlatan Ljubijankic glanced home a late consolation for Slovenia with five minutes remaining.

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