february 06, 2013 • 04:41 PM

England defeats Brazil for first time in 23 years

Lampard scored the game-winner for England late in the second half.
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Luiz Felipe Scolari made an unsuccessful return as Brazil coach on Wednesday as a 23-year unbeaten record against England ended with a 2-1 loss at Wembley Stadium.

Fred canceled out Wayne Rooney's opener for England at the start of the second half, but Frank Lampard curled the match-winner in off the post on the hour.

Meanwhile, the much anticipated attacking duo of Neymar and Ronaldinho was unable to deliver as the Brazilian national team continues to struggle.

Beating the five-time world champions for the first time since 1990 will raise English expectations as they try to ensure they qualify for the World Cup in Brazil next year.

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