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That caps it for Azza

Posted on 28 March 2009  - 12:00

Aaron Lennon's fine run continued as he earned his first England cap in over two years in the 4-0 win against Slovakia at Wembley on Saturday.

That caps it for Azza

Aaron Lennon's fine run continued as he earned his first England cap for two years in the 4-0 friendly win against Slovakia at Wembley on Saturday.

The winger has been in flying form of late - he scored two goals in a game for us for the first time against Middlesbrough, set-up Luka Modric's winner against Chelsea last weekend and signed a contract extension just over a week ago that keeps him at the Lane until 2014.

That form was rewarded by England coach Fabio Capello with a call-up into the senior squad and a starting place against Slovakia.

'Azza' played the first half and was regularly involved, often getting the better of his left-back Marek Cech and causing his usual mayhem down the right flank.

He might have scored as well in the 38th minute when he beat Liverpool's Martin Skrtel and aimed an effort at goal that Slovakia goalkeeper Stefan Senecky did well to beat away and then get up to save Steven Gerrard's follow up.

Aaron - who earned the last of his 10 caps against Andorra on March 28, 2007 - was replaced by David Beckham at half-time as the former England skipper earned a record-breaking 109th cap for an outfield player.

Wayne Rooney scored twice with one each for Emile Heskey and Frank Lampard in front of 85,512 at Wembley.

Aaron, England