England qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite producing an extremely lacklustre performance against Slovenia at Wembley.
The home side’s dominance paid off with Harry Kane grabbing a late winner in the 94th minute. The Tottenham man slid a Kyle Walker cross under Jan Oblak, to give England the points.
Gareth Southgate’s men recovered after a slightly shaky start, with Slovenia claiming they should’ve had a penalty early on, as goalkeeper Joe Hart appeared to bring down winger Josip Ilicic inside the box.
Hart’s counterpart Jan Oblak produced a good display in the Slovenia goal, keeping England at bay on several occasions through smart saves from Rashford and Jordan Henderson.
England perhaps should’ve taken the lead earlier on, when Rashford was put through, but his feeble lob over the onrushing Oblak was cleared off the line. Minutes later, another England break was cut out after ball fell to Raheem Sterling, who’s goal-bound shot was blocked.
But it was Kane, making his appearance as captain, who snatched the spoils late on as he connected with a low ball from Kyle Walker, and sent England safely through.