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Five in three for JD

Posted on 5 September 2009  - 12:00

Jermain Defoe made it five goals in his last three games for England with a fine strike in Saturday's 2-1 friendly win against Slovenia.

Five in three for JD

Jermain Defoe made it five goals in his last three games for England with a fine strike in Saturday's 2-1 friendly win against Slovenia.

All five goals have come in substitute appearances - two against Andorra in June, another two against Holland in August and now a 20-yarder against Slovenia at Wembley.

On at half-time for Emile Heskey, 'JD' combined with Spurs team-mate Aaron Lennon - also on for the second half - in the 63rd minute, taking a pass from the winger before hitting an instant shot between defenders and into the corner, leaving Slovenian keeper Samir Handanovic rooted to the spot.

That was his only real effort at goal in a somewhat low-key performance from England and Aaron had few chances to shine either - the only time he really had the chance to run at his full-back he left him for dead and cut the ball back for Wayne Rooney, whose shot was cleared off the line.

Peter Crouch was an unused substitute.

Earlier on Saturday, Roman Pavlyuchenko struck twice as Russia beat Liechtenstein 3-0 in a World Cup qualifier.

JD