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Slovakia vs England live: Sam Allardyce off to a winning start thanks to late Adam Lallana goal

Follow the latest from the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Slovakia and England at the Stadion Antona Malatinskeho

Samuel Stevens
Sunday 04 September 2016 11:31
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Martin Skrtel protests his first booking after elbowing Harry Kane
Martin Skrtel protests his first booking after elbowing Harry Kane

England got their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign off to a winning start to hand manager Sam Allardyce victory in his first match since replacing Roy Hodgson after the Euro 2016 debacle, with Adam Lallana scoring a crucial injury-time goal to seal all three points in Trnava. Relive the action here.

  • England seal 1-0 victory in opening 2018 World Cup qualifier
  • Adam Lallana strikes late to hand Sam Allardyce victory in first match in charge
  • Theo Walcott has goal ruled out for offside
  • Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel sent-off for two bookings
  • Skrtel stamped on Harry Kane's ankle to earn second yellow card
  • England: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Stones, Rose; Dier, Henderson; Lallana, Rooney, Sterling, Kane.
  • Slovakia: Kozacik, Pekarik, Skrtel, Durica, Hubocan, Mak, Gregus, Pecovsky, Hamsik, Svento, Duris.

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England are joined in Group F by Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta.

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45 mins - Slovakia 0 England 0: The ball is rolling on the second half it's much the same. The turgid first-half is still raw and Sam Allardyce, presumably, delivered a mild rocket to his new players at the break. As yet, England remain unchanged in Trnava.

Samuel Stevens4 September 2016 18:08
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GOOAALL!!! Slovakia 0 England 1 - Adam Lallana

90 mins + 4: The very last kick of the game! Adam Lallana squeezes a close-range effort past Matus Kozacik to spark delirious celebrations on the England bench as the Sam Allardyce era gets off to a winning start! It was never in doubt.

Samuel Stevens4 September 2016 18:56
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FT: Slovakia 0 England 1

Samuel Stevens4 September 2016 18:57

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