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ROBBO ON SONG FOR ENGLAND

Posted on 14 November 2005  - 12:00

Paul Robinson made a number of fine saves in England's thrilling friendly win against Argentina on Saturday.

Paul Robinson made a number of fine saves in England's thrilling friendly win against Argentina on Saturday.

The goalkeeper lined-up alongside Spurs team-mate Ledley King - again employed in a defensive nmidfield role - as England came from 1-0 and 2-1 down to triumph 3-2 with two late headers from Michael Owen.

Jermaine Jenas, Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe were all unused substitutes.

Robbo was as busy as he's ever been on England duty but came through the test with flying colours.

His first save came after just four minutes when he turned a vicious strike from Argentina dangerman Riquelme over the bar

He got his angles right to save with his feet as Tevez raced onto a pass in the left channel of the area after eight minutes and just seconds later, was at his best to divert Rodriguez's strike.

Tevez was denied again just before the break and after a much quieter second half, Robbo was bravely out to save at Saviola's feet (the save pictured) with seven minutes remaining. That proved a key moment as Owen headed home after 87 minutes and in added time to hand England victory.

Meanwhile, Ledley was involved in the move that led to Wayne Rooney's equaliser in the first half before being substituted after 55 minutes.

In other international action, Marton Fulop played for Hungary as they fought out a 1-1 draw in the European Under-21 Championship qualifier, first leg, on Friday.