England Unconvincing In Win Against TNT

England made it through to the second round of the World Cup by their skin of their teeth, after a tense win against Trinidad and Tobago.

The addition of Aaron Lennon and Wayne Rooney was the difference for England, after they entered the game around the 56th minute. Instantaneously, the England team as a whole picked up the speed of the game and passed the ball around a lot faster. Lennon, based on his contribution today, has to be a starter for England, but Sven doesn’t have the balls to drop Beckham.

One option would be to drop Lampard (who has been playing awful for England recently) and move Beckham to the middle and let him float, while Lennon attacks on the right and Gerrard controls the middle of the park.

England will hope that Paraguay gets a point against Sweden this afternoon, which will guarantee England first place in the group and will make their match against Sweden on Tuesday meaningless.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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