England come back to win after Slovakia strike early

England come back to win after Slovakia strike early

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England survived a scare as they came from behind to beat Slovakia at Wembley and take a giant stride towards qualification for next summer’s World Cup in Russia. Stanislav Lobotka took advantage of sloppy defensive work to put Slovakia ahead after just three minutes the start of a shoddy first half display by Gareth Southgate’s side. Marcus Rashford was culpable in conceding possession for the goal but recovered superbly to inspire England to a win that leaves them five points clear at the top of Group F with just two rounds of games to play. Rashford’s clever near post corner was swept in by Eric Dier eight minutes before half time, and the Manchester United teenager was England’s match winner as he powered a superb shot past Slovakia keeper Martin Dubravka after 59 minutes.