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Friendlies review: Lampard and Rooney help England beat Brazil

England defeat Brazil for the first time since 1990

Frank Lampard celebrates scoring England's winner against Brazil

Wednesday was a memorable night for Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard as their goals helped England to their first victory over Brazil since 1990.

Rooney, who has scored three goals in his last two matches for Manchester United, opened the scoring at Wembley Stadium. Joe Hart saved a penalty from Ronaldinho, but he couldn't stop Brazil striker Fred from equalising just after half-time.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard scored the winner past Queens Park Rangers goal keeper Julio Cesar with a superb finish from outside the box.

Chelsea trio Ramires, David Luiz and Oscar were also in action for the South Americans, but they couldn't find an equaliser.

Key Points

  • Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard score as England beat Brazil 2-1 in Wembley Stadium friendly
  • Joe Hart saves a penalty from Ronaldinho, but striker Fred equalises
  • This was England's first win over Brazil in 23 years