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Tom Rostance

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  1. Post update

    That's all from us here then. You can stay up to speed with all of the scores in the late kick-offs in our live scores page.

    Good evening to you all. I'm off to watch Casualty with Chris Waddle...

  2. Manager reaction

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    BBC Radio 5 live

    England manager Roy Hodgson on the Wembley pitch: "We know there's been a problem with the topsoil and the NFL matches have exacerbated the problem but the groundstaff had done a wonderful job in getting it ready.

    "I've played on better Wembley surfaces but it didn't detract from our performance. Certainly, the players weren't complaining about it afterwards.

    "We don't score three goals in every game so maybe we should be grateful."

    Hodgson said that goalkeeper Joe Hart would not travel with the England squad to play in Tuesday's friendly against Scotland but that defender Phil Jagielka would "be OK" after leaving the field with a dead leg.

  3. Manager reaction

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Roy Hodgson

    England manager Roy Hodgson on 5 live: "In the first half it wasn't one of our better performances. We needed to do more but I think we saw that in the second half.

    "I think we were good value for the victory and had several outstanding individual performances.

    "In a football match there's two teams, there's an opposition working hard to stop you. We're not disappointed in any way about our performance.

    "It's nice to send the crowd home with four wins before Christmas. Overall it was good in terms of keeping our shape and discipline."

  4. Hero of the day

    Coventry 0-1 Notts County

    No question about this one.

    Northern Ireland goalkeeper Roy Carroll played his second game in 24 hours and kept a clean sheet as Notts County beat Coventry City thanks to Garry Thompson's second-half strike.

    Carroll played for his country in Friday night's 2-0 loss in Romania and did not arrive back in England until the early hours of Saturday morning.

  5. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England captain Terry Butcher on 606: "Is Roy Hodgson the right man for the job? Yes. The players have got respect for him. He's now in a process where he's trying to get his squad together, blooding players and deciding on his best tactics.

    "Realistically, this squad is probably not going to win Euro 2016, I think they're looking at Russia 2018. The most important thing is to qualify and when you get to the tournament, you can let your hair down and really have a go."

  6. The Auld enemy

    We could actually have an entertaining international friendly on our hands on Tuesday as England take on Scotland at Celtic Park.

    Join us here for all the coverage of that one.

  7. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Cockney Geoff: Everyone needs to get a grip. England finished bottom of their group in the World Cup. To score 5 wins in the Euros is not bad at all. We are a work in progress hopefully but lets not be unrealistic here!.

    Stephen Porter: Why are people so worried about how England played? In Scotland, we don't care how they played if they manage to win!

    Miracle Roch: Anyone notice how prolific Welbeck has been for England? Despite playing most of his 31 caps out wide.

  8. Manager reaction

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    England manager Roy Hodgson: "It was not going to be easy. They were disciplined and well organised. We were probing but weren't getting beyond them. When we went a goal down it was very important to break back and in the end it turned out to be a very good victory.

    "We kept our shape well, even when we weren't playing our best football. We won it back quickly and sustained attacks. We got much better in the second half and three goals were more than enough to win the game.

    "In the group we are in a good position."

  9. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England skipper Terry Butcher is the guest on 606, which has just started on 5 live.

    He didn't think much of England's performance: "It was tedious. England were in a lethargic sleep until Jordan Henderson scored.

    "When Wayne Rooney looks back on his 100th cap, apart from his penalty, it will be one to forget."

  10. Post update

    Euro 2016 qualifiers preview (19:45 GMT kick-offs)


    England look to have Group E sewn up even more tightly after their 3-1 win over Slovenia but second place is up for grabs.

    Every other side has lost at least once and tonight Switzerland are at home to Lithuania.

    Victory for the Swiss would take them level on points with Lithuania and Slovenia.

    In Group C, defending champions Spain will expect to beat winless Belarus at home in Huelva to try and catch early leaders Slovakia, whose 100% record will be tested at Macedonia.

    Austria's 1-0 win over Russia extends their unbeaten start and keeps the pressure on Sweden in Group G ahead of their trip to Montenegro.

    The Swedes will go above Russia into second if they avoid a first defeat.

  11. Post update

    There are four games still to come in the late kick-offs...

  12. Text us on 81111

    Charley S: The level of negativity about that performance is absurd. We just thoroughly dominated a very solid team and got a well deserved win. No wonder players and managers get crippled by fear playing for England. Our attitude towards the national team is rotten.

    Bret in Sheffield: With Liechtenstein winning and San Marino drawing actually not the first surprises of this qualifying, is it time to say this new format is helping supposedly lesser sides because the bigger sides don't have to be as ruthless?

    Sam Sanderson: I think the football has been of a high quality tonight, good use of the ball and dominated the midfield. Too many negative people.

  13. As it stands

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Group E

    England are cruising to the Euro 2016 finals, but behind them it's all up for grabs. One of Slovenia, Lithuania, Estonia and Switzerland will qualify - even San Marino aren't out of it...

  14. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Against Scotland on Tuesday, I would play an experimental team. It is a friendly. Play Ross Barkley and Saido Berahino. Give them an opportunity. Until you throw them into a situation, you don't know. It will be a vicious atmosphere and it will be a test.

    "Maybe leave a couple of experienced players in but make wholesale changes and give people a chance."

  15. Post update

    Euro 2016 qualifiers round-up


    A famous night for San Marino who have drawn 0-0 at home to Estonia in Group E to claim their first ever point in European Championship qualifying to end a run of 61 straight defeats.

    Andorra and new boys Gibraltar are now the only two countries never to have taken a point in the competition's history.

    Liechtenstein have also struck a blow for the minnow thanks to a 1-0 win in Moldova, sealed by a goal from former Darlington midfielder Franz Burgmeier.

    Also in Group G, Austria have beaten Fabio Capello's Russia 1-0 to go clear at the top.

    Ukraine's 3-0 win in Luxembourg in Group C came courtesy of a hat-trick from Andriy Yarmolenko.

  16. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kevin Chapman: Welbeck man of the match. Definitely has spared England blushes.

    Jay: If Germany or Argentina won a game like this, people would admire them for having to play well for just 10 minutes to win!

    Oli Joel: It's a breath of fresh air to see us having serious striker selection issues with Welbeck, Rooney and Sturridge to choose from.

  17. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's not about two years' time, it's about now. At the minute, this group is very weak and England just have to turn up to get results.

    "We keep playing this diamond which doesn't work. We've got people with pace out wide, use it. Don't put them in the middle of the park where it's congested."

  18. Player reaction

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Wayne Rooney celebrates

    England captain Wayne Rooney: "It was a good day in the end. We had to show character and that will be good for us in the team. Since the World Cup we haven't faced that.

    "It really woke us up and we went and showed what a good side we are. For the penalty I was trying to get a yard and I was clipped, it was a clear penalty.

    "Danny Welbeck doesn't have anything to prove. He's getting better with every goal and every game, he deserves all the credit. We have a winning mentality at the minute."

  19. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "You can't just turn it on when you turn up to the tournament.

    "You can experiment and go and attack teams. We don't have a style or a philosophy. I'm not seeing any sort of progression in these sorts of games."

  20. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Would England get 'battered' in France in two years' time playing like they did tonight? Mind you, even if you finish third in the groups in France, you might get through...

  21. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "We have to understand you're not going to win games against decent opposition playing like this. If you go into a tournament and put in these sorts of performances, you'll get battered.

    "You've got to put in decent performances time after time to give yourself a chance at a tournament."


    England 3-1 Slovenia

    A perfect record for England, but a far from perfect performance. In all honesty it was a stinker for a hour before it came into life. Roy Hodgson sheepishly shakes hands with opposite number Srecko Katanec and Wayne Rooney refuses to swap this shirt - his 100th cap has ended with a goal and a win.

  23. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney tackle each other when clean through...

  24. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sometimes, I don't think you should give a man of the match. England haven't performed.

    "What we've seen against San Marino and tonight, haven't really impressed at all. What happens when we get to France is what they'll be judged on."


    England 3-1 Slovenia

    THREE MINUTES added on as England just tick the clock over. A few heads scratched here as Jack Wilshere is named man of the match...

  26. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Adam Harridence: What has Ross Barkley got to do to get on the pitch? We are supposed to be developing our players. 3-1 up and Milner comes on.

    Chris Harvey: Has Jordan Henderson done anything positive for England? I'm thinking ever by the way, not just tonight.

    Duncan Moris: I love Welbeck, his attitude and tenacity are just superb. Sturridge is better but I won't complain if Welbeck keeps his place.


    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Phil Jagielka was injured as he got booked a few minutes ago. Who do you need to plug that gap? Chris Smalling wins his 14th cap...


    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Phil Jagielka is booked for a foul on halfway - he was given a hospital pass from Gary Cahill. Concentration isn't their strong suit.

  29. Text us on 81111

    James in Norfolk: Well done Nathaniel Clyne! First match in a long time (possibly since Gary Neville) where I haven't been worried about England's right-back. Looks comfortable in attack and defence and even willing to take one for the team.

  30. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney celebrate

    Max Young: Manchester United sold the wrong English striker!

    James Attenborough: Danny Welbeck - consistently better for his country than his club teams!

    Dennis Waithera: Welbeck is reliable then. Hey English people back your boy!

  31. Post update

    Euro 2016 qualifiers round-up

    Another bad night for former England coach Fabio Capello as his Russia side trail 1-0 in Austria to a goal from substitute Rubin Okotie in Group G. Capello has not been paid since June.


    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain runs with the ball

    I'd imagine Roy Hodgson will be ultimately happy with tonight's display - and England could have a fourth. Danny Welbeck starts it again with some adept hold-up play, Jordan Henderson bursts forward and has Wayne Rooney in the middle but can't find him.

    Raheem Sterling - off colour largely tonight- is replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.


    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Danny Welbeck, footballing genius! He's at it again, a lovely one-two on the edge of the box opens up the space and he then beats another man before his shot is well blocked. Raheem Sterling is booked in the aftermath for kicking the ball away.

  34. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "This isn't the time to bring James Milner on. If Jose Mourinho made this substitute in the Premier League or England were playing a top side like Germany, you'd understand it but England aren't going to lose this game. It's a very negative, defensive change."

  35. Post update

    Euro 2016 qualifiers round-up

    They could be dancing on the streets of Liechtenstein - and Darlington - tonight.

    Captain Franz Burgmeier, who plays his club football in Switzerland but spent a season with the Quakers in 2008-09, has put them 1-0 up in Moldova with a sweetly struck free-kick.


    England 3-1 Slovenia

    James Milner - a perennial 79th-minute substitute - is on in place of Adam Lallana.

  37. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "The shape's a bit better. I don't think Danny Welbeck likes being out on the left but he's scored two good goals.

    "Whether it's because England have stretched them, I don't know but Slovenia have come right off the pace, they look a tired side."

  38. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    What happened to kick England into life when they conceded? That is the key lesson Roy Hodgson will have to extract from this post mortem. If England play like they have for the last 15 minutes, and Scotland play like they did last night, then Tuesday's friendly should be very, very good indeed...

  39. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Wembley

    "Danny Welbeck never lets England manager Roy Hodgson down and he has done the trick again here. His second goal was his fifth in England's Euro 2016 qualifying campaign already. Bit of an unsung hero for England but vital to Hodgson's plans."

  40. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Phil Baker: Did I just watch a genuinely good England goal? Unbelievable scenes, totally out of place in this game.

    Stacy Phillips: Wait, when did we substitute the whole team? This isn't the same England team that played in the first half?!

  41. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    I did not see four goals coming in this game 20 minutes ago. That own goal from Jordan Henderson was exactly what the game needed. Looks like England's 100% record will remain intact.

  42. Post update

    England 3-1 Slovenia

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Danny Welbeck scores his second of the match

    "That's a much better goal. One-touch passing in and around the box. It shows England can do it - why don't they do it more often?

    "That's what we need to see more of. That's much more positive. Fair play to Danny Welbeck."

  43. GOAL

    England 3-1 Slovenia - Danny Welbeck

    Danny Welbeck celebrates his second goal

    That's a really good goal! Lovely play from England. Adam Lallana starts it with a fine ball out to Kieran Gibbs, Danny Welbeck then plays a razor sharp one-two with Raheem Sterling, controls on his thigh and slides past Samir Handanovic.

    The best bit of play by England by a million miles.

  44. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Michael Bench-Capon: Now looking like pretty shrewd play from Jordan Henderson, scoring an own goal to get the match going.

    Gareth Whalley: Can we tell the England team they're one nil down from the start? Only way to make them play interesting football!

    Alex Smith: Secretly Henderson just wanted to wake the England team up. I think it's worked quite well!

  45. Post update

    England 2-1 Slovenia

    England may not be actually playing well but at least there's some urgency to the game now. Adam Lallana dinks in a nice cross from the right and Wayne Rooney heads over the top. Any more goals in the final 20?

  46. Post update

    England 2-1 Slovenia

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Very fortunate goal. It was a bit pinball wizard. Samir Handanovic made a good stop with his feet and Danny Welbeck scored from the rebound.

    "I think they're trying to claim offside but the ball went into the net without anyone else touching him so that doesn't apply.

    "Welbeck's name will be in the paper tomorrow and that's all that matters."

  47. Post update

    England 2-1 Slovenia

    Chris Waddle calls for Adam Lallana and Danny Welbeck to be taken off and seconds later they combine to put England away. The anti commentators' curse...

  48. GOAL

    England 2-1 Slovenia - Danny Welbeck

    Danny Welbeck celebrates

    Scruffy, scrappy, success?

    Adam Lallana's turn inside the area unlocks the Slovenia defence, his low cross is palmed out into the danger area by Samir Handanovic and Danny Welbeck reacts sharply. He stretches to meet the ball and while his shot is only scuffed goalwards of the inside of his calf, it does enough to bobble into the corner and put England ahead.

  49. Post update

    England 1-1 Slovenia

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "A little bit better from England and it's good to see Sterling drifting out wide.

    "Slovenia still carry a slight threat. I'd like to see Ross Barkley on instead of Adam Lallana and Danny Welbeck is quiet. There's two changes I'd like to see."

  50. Post update

    Euro 2016 qualifiers round-up

    It's been a good night for Ukraine's Andriy Yarmolenko, who has scored all three goals to put his country 3-0 up in Luxembourg in Group C.

  51. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Paul Thompson: Can we now end the debate about Rooney being an England great? Great players make things happen and he's just changed the game.

    Peter Collins: Think Rooney is angry about something? At least he took it out on the poor ball!

    Will Jackson: That goal and penalty is exactly why Rooney is the captain. Steps up when he is needed. Well done.

  52. Chasing the record

    England 1-1 Slovenia

    Sir Bobby Charlton has 49 goals for England.

    Gary Lineker has 48.

    Jimmy Greaves and Wayne Rooney have 44.

  53. CLOSE!

    England 1-1 Slovenia

    The chances continue to come as a mistake from Phil Jagielka lets Kevin Kampl in on goal. He tries to get the ball on to his right foot but Gary Cahill slides over to make a fine challenge and turn the ball away for a corner.

  54. Post update

    England 1-1 Slovenia

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Wembley

    "Slovenia may just have prodded England into life after going ahead through Jordan Henderson's own goal.

    "Wayne Rooney, to the relief of Wembley and no doubt his manager Roy Hodgson, made sure the visitors' celebrations were cut short almost instantly. Now can England take advantage of the momentum they have with the equaliser?"

  55. Post update

    England 1-1 Slovenia

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a fantastically struck penalty. Far too much power for the goalkeeper.

    "I think it was a clear penalty. It was like a playground trip, where you catch someone's trailing leg and it clips their other leg.

    "Buy why does it take a goal to liven England up?"

  56. Post update

    England 1-1 Slovenia

    A terrible hour at Wembley springs into life in the space of two minutes. Let's keep it up...

  57. GOAL

    England 1-1 Slovenia - Wayne Rooney (Pen)

    Wayne Rooney scores a penalty

    A goal on his big night as Wayne Rooney moves on to 44 goals for England - level with Jimmy Greaves. He blasts the spot kick in, and though keeper Samir Handanovic gets a hand on it, he can't keep it out. The crowd are lively, the noise is up. Can the game improve now?


    England 0-1 Slovenia

    Wayne Rooney is brought down for a penalty
    Wayne Rooney is brought down for a penalty

    What a response! Wayne Rooney runs at the defence and goes down under a challenge from Bostjan Cesar...

  59. GOAL

    England 0-1 Slovenia - Jordan Henderson OG

    Jordan Henderson scores an own goal

    It's in there! Slovenia take the lead and give this game the massive kick-start it needed. Milivoje Novakovic whips the ball in and Jordan Henderson heads past Joe Hart. Now then!

  60. Post update

    England 0-0 Slovenia

    Adam Lallana's corner skids through to Wayne Rooney, he picks out Phil Jagielka and his header is easily held by Samir Handanovic. The first effort on target of the night...

  61. Post update

    England 0-0 Slovenia

    The second the stretcher arrives, Valter Birsa springs to his feet. A classic manoeuvre.


    England 0-0 Slovenia

    A soft booking as Kieran Gibbs treads on the heel of Valter Birsa. Time out for some treatment as we tick closer to the hour mark. He's called for a stretcher, perhaps that was nastier than it appeared on first viewing.

  63. Text us on 81111

    Rob in Derby: Roy Hodgson is the weak link in this England team. In my opinion we need a positive, young, vibrant manager to unleash our youngsters potential, someone in the Roberto Martinez mould!

    WB: Would love to see this game at St James' or the Britannia. Been to Wembley loads. The apathy of the fans feeds to the team.

    Phil in Poole: The FA should market this game as a cure for insomniacs everywhere.

  64. Post update

    England 0-0 Slovenia

    Raheem Sterling runs with the ball at players

    Raheem Sterling beats two men and stands up a cross which is headed away. That is better, much better, positive intent from England's attacking players.

  65. CLOSE!

    England 0-0 Slovenia

    Women with sign

    Wayne Rooney's first chance of the night as he heads a corner wide of the far post. Is this lady hoping to catch the eye of Ashley Cole? I'm afraid he has retired from international football...

  66. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ian: ‏Think we will see more movement from Judy Murray on Strictly tonight than England.

    mydogminton: I'm actually at Wembley (for the first time ever) and that was still one of the most boring 45 minutes I've ever seen.

    Phil Bayley: Was at Wembley last weekend for NFL and it was lots better than this. Stop complaining about the pitch - it is being misused now!

  67. Post update

    England 0-0 Slovenia

    The corporate seats at Wembley - which are often slow to fill up after half-time - are particularly barren as this one restarts. Pass the vol au vents...

  68. KICK-OFF

    England 0-0 Slovenia

    Back under way. No changes at the break.

  69. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    It seems some of you managed to enjoy that first-half...

    Sam Carr: Even coffee struggled to keep me awake during that England first-half performance.

    KW: I thoroughly enjoyed that first half. I was sat eating my tacos with my back to the TV.

    Trev: That was a great first half for me. Managed to do most of my Xmas shopping online during the dull bits.

  70. Post update

    England 0-0 Slovenia

    Adam Lallana

    An incident which passed me by in the first half - I was rewatching England's 5-1 win in Germany on YouTube - saw Slovenia captain Bostjan Cesar catch Adam Lallana with a stray elbow off the ball. Very naughty, and very lucky to still be on the field.

  71. Post update

    Euro 2016 qualifiers round-up

    Stalemate at Wembley is matched across Europe, apart from in Luxembourg where Ukraine lead 1-0 at half time.

    On a positive note, San Marino are only 45 minutes away from a first point of the campaign against Estonia.

  72. Post update

    England 0-0 Slovenia

    Grounds men fork the pitch

    Men with forks tend to the scarred Wembley surface at the break. Will Roy Hodgson make any changes? Will he be unhappy with that first half showing?

  73. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Seamus: Last time England excited me was 1966 but I was only 5 and 3 quarters and if I'd known then what I know now ...

    Sandeep: To be fair, our World Cup matches against Italy and Uruguay were exciting, we just lost them both.

    Joe Simkins: Colombia and Argentina games in '98 were really compelling. Sometimes its to do with nostalgia and just being younger though!

  74. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    England 0-0 Slovenia

    I don't want to be too negative - so if you enjoyed that first half, please get in touch.

    Drop us a line at #bbcfootball, pop on to the BBC Sport Facebook page or BBC Sport's Google+ area.

    You can also text us on 81111 in the UK only - don't forget to say who you are and where you are texting from.

  75. Post update

    Casualty is not on until 21:15 I'm afraid Chris. The good folk of Holby can't save you.

  76. Post update

    England 0-0 Slovenia

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I don't know why we play this diamond at home. We need width to stretch teams and create space for the two strikers.

    "We're playing into teams' hands. These are a very ordinary team and we're making it easy for them.

    "Get Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Ross Barkley on. Just something. We're at home, be positive. I'm looking at it now and thinking 'what time's Casualty on?'"


    England 0-0 Slovenia