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90'A fantastic block from Matthew Upson at the death keeps England ahead.
90'England are running down the clock, keeping the ball in the corner.
89'Some good defending by Emile Heskey prevents a Slovenian free-kick from causing any damage.
87'Joe Cole has a go from the left, but it does not trouble Handanovich.
86'Off, Jermain Defoe. On, Emile Heskey.
86'With Slovenia looking for the equaliser, Miso Brecko balloons the bar high, wide and handsome from distance.
80'Valter Birsa. For kicking the ball away.
79'Off, Andraz Kirm. On, Tim Matavz.
72'Off, Wayne Rooney. On, Joe Cole. Cole comes on for Rooney in England's first change.
68'Some brave defending by England there. Terry blocks from Milivoje Novakovic then Johnson blocks Zlatko Dedic's follow up.
65'A let off for England and Gareth Barry in particular. The midfielder gives the ball away outside his own box but Birsa fails to punish him, shooting tamely at goal.
62'Off, Zlatan Ljubijankic. On, Zlatko Dedic.
59'Rooney has come to life, this time firing a long distance shot at goal which Handanovich is fully behind.
58'So close for Rooney! The forward latches on to Terry's through ball and tries to find the bottom corner but, again, Handanovich denies England, tipping the ball on to the post.
57'Bostjan Cesar heads Milner's cross out for a corner. Barry swings it in, Terry heads it goalwards at the far post but Handanovich palms the ball away for another corner.
49'Defoe knocks home Rooney's pull back but the flag is already raised for an offside.
48'Glen Johnson. The right-back is unlucky to be booked, presumably for a dive, after going down inside the box.
46'Rooney and Defoe get the second half up and running.
46'Defoe almost scores in the opening minute of the half. Rooney's quick corner is punched clear by Handanovich, Lampard nods the ball back into the box and Defoe prods just wide.
42'James is alert to punch away Aleksander Radosavljevic's deflected free-kick.
40'Bojan Jokic. The Slovenian gets the game's first caution for a foul on Glen Johnson.
35'Birsa tries to get Slovenia back into this game and has his second shot at goal. Comfortable for James.
30'England are looking good here and Gerrard comes close to doubling their advantage. He attempts to pass Rooney's lay-off into the bottom corner but Handanovich pulls off a fine stop.
26'Milner is again involved in England's next chance. His low cross is palmed away by Handanovich and Lampard fires the rebound over the bar.
23'Jermain Defoe. The Spurs striker gives England the lead, turning home James Milner's delicious cross from the right.
20'Glen Johnson registers another effort at goal, but it's straight down the throat of Handanovich.
18'Some patient build-up play from England results in Rooney having a shot at goal inside the box. Deflected behind for a corner which John Terry heads wide.
15'Frank Lampard drills a 25-yard free-kick on target but Samir Handanovic gets down to his right and holds well. Moments later, Lampard just fails to get on the end of Rooney'd through ball.
14'The England fans inside Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium are in very good voice, blasting out another rendition of 'God Save The Queen'.
13'Wayne Rooney floats a left-wing cross into the box and Bojan Jokic just gets his head to the ball before it reaches Steven Gerrard at the far post. Subsequent corner comes to nothing.
07'Valter Birsa has the first attempt of the afternoon but his left-footed effort does not trouble David James in the England goal.
04'The referee has a word with Glen Johnson after the full-back commits two fouls in quick succession.
KOAfter a rousing rendition of the national anthems it is Slovenia who get this crucial Group C match underway in Port Elizabeth.