England's dream lives on

ENGLAND booked themselves a World Cup showdown with Germany on Sunday after clinching a nerve-jangling 1-0 victory over Slovenia in Port Elizabeth yesterday.

Jermain Defoe scored the only goal of the game on 22 minutes as Fabio Capello’s Three Lions brought hope back to the nation with a much-improved display.

But failure to top Group C means England have stumbled across a last 16 date with the  Germans in Bloemfontein, in a repeat of the 1990 semi-final which they lost in a heart-breaking penalty shoot-out.