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Lowest Wembley crowd for an England game in three years as they beat Slovakia

Gareth Southgate’s side were forced to come from behind against Slovakia.

Image: Mike Egerton

THERE WERE MORE than 20,000 empty seats at Wembley tonight as England got the better of Slovakia in their Group F World Cup qualifier.

67,823 were there to witness the 2-1 victory for Gareth Southgate’s side – the smallest crowd at a home international for three years.

The capacity of the stadium is 90,000.

The win moves England five points clear at the top of the group and within two points of ensuring their place in Russia next summer with two games to go.

They were forced to come from behind after Stanislav Lobotka scored after just three minutes but Eric Dier equalised later in the opening period while Marcus Rashford grabbed what proved the game-winner with half an hour left.

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