On This Day - 2006 - England make it two from two in Germany

Gerrard celebrates scoring England's second - 2006 World Cup

England were unconvincing but got their job done in their second group match of the World Cup in Germany.

John Terry of England makes a clearance in front of team mate Rio Ferdinand and Stern John of Trinidad & Tobago

It was fast becoming the story of the World Cup in Germany in 2006, that England were quite unconvincing, especially after their performance against Trinidad & Tobagao in Nurnburg.

Nevertheless, they managed to make it two wins from two games and secure their passage to the last 16 of the competition.

Following their 1-0 win over Paraguay in Frankfurt, England were - at least in terms of results - in a good position. Their passage was secured but not without difficulty.

A John Terry goal-line clearance prevented Trinidad & Tobago taking a shock lead and it was not until the closing stages that England found a breakthrough in the form of Peter Crouch - who headed home at close range from a David Beckham cross.

Peter Crouch scores England's first against Trinidad & Tobago - 2006

Replays actually showed Crouch got some kind of advantage by pulling the hair of the defender that was marking him. It worked for him, and for England, either way. 

The Three Lions would have their lead doubled in added time when Steven Gerrard let fly with his left foot to make sure England took all three points and their place in the last 16 with a game to spare.

Steven Gerrard scores England's second against Trinidad & Tobago - 2006

Below are the highlights from the game, 10 years ago:

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