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Lescott happy with result - and beard praise


Good result and performance from the lads tonight, felt good to get some more game time B4 the season kicks off this weekend.


A lot of tweets about the beard, it will be good this weekend #BackToBusiness. Will grow it back from the cold winter ahead in Manchester.



The experts' verdict


Good win for England. Carrick, Cleverley and Lampard impressive. All three key in most encouraging thing of all - we kept the ball better


#italy 1 #eng 2 ft. Carrick, Walker, Cleverley impressed. More fluid system a success too. Lampard & lively Destro voted men of the match


Good win for england. Carrick man of match for me. Does a great job some people dont see. @tomclevz23 played well too.


FT - Italy 1-2 England

The ref blows for full-time and that's a very nice scoreline for Roy Hodgson and co., even if it was a friendly in a neutral venue. The game will be remembered for Jack Butland's debut (not to mention senior debuts for Ryan Bertrand, John Ruddy, Tom Cleverley and Jake Livermore) and Jermain Defoe's cracking winner. Match highlights coming very soon...

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