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In pics: England beat Slovenia to make final 16

Steven Gerrard leads the England squad out

It was crunch time for England at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. They had to beat Slovenia to be certain of a place in the knockout stages.

The England line-up for their Slovenia match

Capello made three changes to the starting line-up, calling on Jermain Defoe, James Milner and Matthew Upson.

Jermain Defore scores

And the changes paid off - Jermain Defoe turned a cross from James Milner into a goal, in the 23rd minute of the game.

Jermain Defoe celebrates with James Milner

It was Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe's first World Cup goal!

England celebrate Defoe's goal

After a disappointing 0-0 draw against Algeria, this goal was just what the squad needed.

Frank Lampard

From then on, England's confidence grew and several goalbound shots followed, including one from Frank Lampard. But it was just a bit too high.

Steven Gerrard, Slovenia's Aleksander Radosavljevic and Wayne Rooney

A good save from Slovenian goalie Samir Handanovic denied captain Steven Gerrard a second goal for England.

Glen Johnson gets a yellow card

Defender Glen Johnson got England's only yellow card of the game. He was booked for diving. Slovenia got three yellow cards.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney had a clear shot in the second half, but the Slovenian goalkeeper managed to deflect the ball so it hit the goalpost.

Joe Cole substitutes for Wayne Rooney

The striker was taken off the pitch after 72 minutes and replaced with Joe Cole. Rooney has had problems with his knee, ankle and groin recently.

John Terry does a header

No second goal made the second half a nervous one for England, but Capello's men held on to win the match - and a place in the next round.