England cruises in injury-free tune-up

England cruises in injury-free tune-up

World Cup 2010

England cruises in injury-free tune-up




Wayne Rooney, Joe Cole and Jermain Defoe each netted goals as England silenced Platinum Stars, a South African club team, 3-0 at Moruleng Stadium.

Fabio Capello took a risk by playing projected World Cup starters, especially in light of all of the recent injuries that have dented other nations' World Cup hopes. Capello was rewarded with an injury-free performance, as the Three Lions didn't suffer any setbacks in their final match before facing the United States on Saturday. 

Defoe opened the scoring in the third minute, and Cole and Rooney scored in the second half to cap the victory. Cole was the only England player to play all 90 minutes. Rooney came on at the half as part of 10 substitutions.

Joe Hart and Robert Green split time in goal, but were hardly tested.

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