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England win crucial qualifier

England won their World Cup qualifier against Montenegro to keep on track for a guaranteed place in Rio next summer. Andros Townsend scored a spectacular goal on his debut.

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Rooney puts England ahead in crucial qualifier

Wayne Rooney swept in the opening goal at Wembley from a chance that was born out of a strong run down the right flank from Andros Townsend. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Wayne Rooney has struck three minutes into the second half of England's crunch World Cup qualifier to break the deadlock against Montenegro.

The striker scored from close range after Danny Welbeck's shot was parried in the six yard box.

England need to win to remain in control of their fate going into the final night of qualifiers on Tuesday after Ukraine earlier defeated Poland to temporarily top Group H.

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