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.
Capello made three changes to the starting line-up, calling on Jermain Defoe, James Milner and Matthew Upson.
And the changes paid off - Jermain Defoe turned a cross from James Milner into a goal, in the 23rd minute of the game.
It was Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe's first World Cup goal!
After a disappointing 0-0 draw against Algeria, this goal was just what the squad needed.
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.
A good save from Slovenian goalie Samir Handanovic denied captain Steven Gerrard a second goal for England.
Defender Glen Johnson got England's only yellow card of the game. He was booked for diving. Slovenia got three yellow cards.
Wayne Rooney had a clear shot in the second half, but the Slovenian goalkeeper managed to deflect the ball so it hit the goalpost.
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.
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.