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Hart and Silva end season on high

Joe Hart and David Silva ended their long seasons with vital Euro 2016 qualifier victories for their countries.

Hart won his 52nd cap as England enjoyed a thrilling win over Slovenia in Ljubljana to end their first unbeaten campaign for 24 years - but it was no easy feat.

The hosts went ahead through Novakovic's 37th-minute opener but England were much-improved after the break with two stunning Jack Wilshere goals putting Roy Hodgson's side 2-1 up by the 73rd-minute.

The Slovenian's thought they'd salvaged a point when Pecnik's firm header gave Hart no chance on 84 minutes - but Wayne Rooney scored a decisive third just two minutes later to maintain the Three Lions' perfect Group E record where they are no nine points clear of second-placed Slovenia.

James Milner was an unused sub.

Meanwhile Spain secured a crucial 1-0 win over Belarus courtesy of Silva's 45th-minute goal. Earning his 91st cap for La Roja, Silva collected the ball at the back post from Cesc Fabregas' corner before hitting a powerful drive into the next from six yards.

Silva almost added a second late on before picking up a yellow card and being replaced by Juan Bernat on 85 minutes. Group leaders Slovakia beat Macedonia 2-1 meaning Spain remain in second spot, three points behind.

Stevan Jovetic was not involved in Montenegro's 3-1 defeat in Sweden.





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