England have beaten Switzerland 3-1 in Basel in their second game of Group G. England were off from the start. It was only a few minutes into the game when Defoe headed a cross just win of the post.
The Three Lions followed up Friday’s eye-catching 4-0 victory over Bulgaria with an equally composed 3-1 win against the Swiss tonight.
Rooney scored in the 10th minute(It was a 26th international goal for the Rooney, who was then joined on the field by a fifth Manchester City player when Adam Johnson replaced Theo Walcott, who was injured in the scoring move. The Arsenal winger was taken to hospital for scan on a suspected sprained right ankle), slotting home Glen Johnson’s pass for his first England goal since last Sept. 9 against Croatia. “He was focused on the game. The whole team played very well, not only Rooney,” England coach Fabio Capello said.
Xherdan Shaqiri reduced the arrears before Darren Bent wrapped up the points two minutes from time, and Gerrard felt England were good value for the margin of their victory. “I think the first-half performance was perfect,” Gerrard told Sky Sports. “Everything the manager asked of us, we got the gameplan spot on. People were talking about how good Switzerland are defensively, but we just tore them apart.”