Phil Jagielka's first international goal and a late strike from Jermain Defoe helped England beat Italy 2-1 on Wednesday in a friendly rematch of their European Championship quarterfinal.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli, whose side beat England on penalties at Euro 2012 in June, opted for youth for the match in Switzerland. But it was one of the old guard who gave the Azzurri the lead in the 15th minute when Daniele De Rossi headed in a corner.
Jagielka leveled for England in similar circumstances shortly before the half hour mark and Defoe struck the winner on the break in the 79th minute.
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It was good news for manager Roy Hodgson, who hasn't lost in seven matches.
Hodgson gave five players their senior international debut, including goalie Jack Butland. He is now England's youngest ever goalkeeper at the age of 19 years and 158 days.
It was Italy's fourth friendly defeat in succession.
Both teams begin their World Cup qualifying campaign next month.
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