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AARON IS TNT V T

Posted on 15 June 2006  - 12:00

Aaron Lennon exploded onto the World Cup stage to help England past Trinidad & Tobago and into the knockout stages on Thursday.

Aaron Lennon exploded onto the World Cup stage to help England past Trinidad & Tobago and into the knockout stages on Thursday.

The jet-heeled winger earned his second full cap and was involved in both goals as England won their second match 2-0 to top Group B. Paul Robinson started in Nuremberg but again there was no game time for Michael Carrick and Jermaine Jenas.

Aaron entered the fray alongside Wayne Rooney with the score at 0-0 just short of the hour and the pair helped galvanise Sven Goran Eriksson's men.

He showed the world what we'd seen at Spurs last season with his lightning pace down the right flank simply too much for the Trinidad and Tobago left-back.

The 19-year-old also played a key role as Peter Crouch and Steven Gerrard finally put a dogged Trinidad & Tobago team to the sword.

He did well to leap and reach a long pass from Stewart Downing for the opener on 83 minutes, nodding the ball back for David Beckham to cross for Crouch to head home.

Into injury time and Aaron linked up again with Beckham who this time squared for Gerrard to unleash an unstoppable shot from 20 yards to secure the three points.

England's final group game is against Sweden in Cologne on Tuesday, kick-off 8pm.

The next Spurs involvement in Germany is Lee Young-Pyo's South Korea against France in Leipzig on Sunday, kick-off 8pm.