England tops Italy 2-1

August 15, 2012
By Press Association
After gorging on an Olympic feast, Jermain Defoe's 80th-minute goal served up another treat for England's sporting public as it secured a 2-1 win over Italy.

In truth, after the Lord Mayor's Show, Boris Johnson would have had difficulty hyping this one up.

But with five debutants, including an excellent performance from second-half substitute John Ruddy, Michael Carrick easing himself back into the international fold and revenge, of sorts, for that Euro 2012 exit, Roy Hodgson's ...

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