Video highlights: Platinum Stars 0-3 England
100 per cent record for England’s build-up
England played out another frustrating but ultimately successful World Cup warm-up match as they beat South African club side Platinum Stars. Goals from Jermain Defoe, Joe Cole and Wayne Rooney secured victory. More importantly England emerged without any further injuries with a crocked Rio Ferdinand watching from the sidelines.
Rooney was the star of the show, but was also booked for dissent after some second half handbags with Platinum Stars’ Kagiso Senamela. Glen Johnson showed more concerning defending with a clumsy foul to give the Stars a penalty, which they missed.
May I suggest you turn off your speakers before watching this video, spotted on 101GG.