Euro 2012 qualifier: Switzerland 1-3 England

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England continued their perfect start to life in their Euro 2012 qualifying as goals from Wayne Rooney, Adam Johnson and Darren Bent defeated Switzerland 3-1 in Basel.

Rooney, playing despite allegations about his private life, opened the scoring on 10 minutes, slotting home Glen Johnson's pass for his first England goal in a year.

Substitute Johnson rounded goalkeeper Diego Benaglio to score the second in the 69th minute, four minutes after Swiss right back Stephan Lichtsteiner was ejected for fouling James Milner.

Switzerland pulled a goal back through Xherdan Shaqiri on 71 minutes, but England substitute Bent sealed the game with a clinical low shot two minutes from time.


Switzerland: Diego Benaglio; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Steve von Bergen, St├ęphane Grichting, Reto Ziegler; Xavier Margairaz (Xherdan Shaqiri, 46), Gokhan Inler, Pirmin Schwegler (Moreno Costanzo, 84), David Degen (Marco Streller, 64); Alex Frei, Eren Derdiyok

England: Joe Hart; Glen Johnson, Phil Jagielka, Joleon Lescott, Ashley Cole; Theo Walcott (Adam Johnson, 13), Steven Gerrard, Gareth Barry, James Milner; Jermain Defoe (Darren Bent, 70), Wayne Rooney (Shaun Wright-Phillips, 79)

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