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Three Lions Advance, Slovenia Out



    Three Lions Advance, Slovenia Out
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    PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Fabio Capello manager of England (C) celebrates victory with James Milner and team mates following the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between Slovenia and England at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

    Jermain Defoe's goal put much-improved England into the World Cup's round of 16 with a 1-0 victory over Slovenia. Recalled to the starting lineup, Defoe knocked in a cross from James Milner in the 23rd minute Wednesday to give England five points from its three Group C games. Slovenia finished with four points.

    Looking much more like the soccer power it's supposed to be, following draws against the United States and Algeria to start the tournament, England played far more aggressively and created more chances against Slovenia.