14 – man Eng­land too strong

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Lon­don: Eng­land showed great de­ter­mi­na­tion, or­gan­i­sa­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence to over­come a fifth-minute red card for Elliot Daly and grind out an im­pres­sive 27-14 vic­tory over Ar­gentina on Sun­day to make it 12 wins in a row un­der Ed­die Jones Wing Daly was sent off for tack­ling Leonardo Se­na­tore in the air but Eng­land still bat­tled to a 16-0 lead via the boot of Owen Far­rell and a penalty try. Ar­gentina got back to 16-14 within a minute of the sec­ond half but some street­wise play en­abled Far­rell to stretch the lead be­fore a Jonny May try se­cured the win. Eng­land can com­plete an un­beaten cal­en­dar year with vic­tory over Aus­tralia next week as the Jones rev­o­lu­tion con­tin­ues. Con­versely it has been a dis­mal year for Ar­gentina, World Cup semi­fi­nal­ists a year ago. The Pu­mas have now lost seven of their last eight games and their 2016 re­turn is four wins and nine de­feats.

The re­sult of that is that they have slipped out of the top eight rank­ings - cru­cial to seed­ing for next May’s World Cup draw. Eng­land 27 (Jonny May try; penalty try; Owen Far­rell con­ver­sion, 5 penal­ties) Ar­gentina 14 (Fa­cundo Isa, San­tiango Cordero tries; Juan Martin Her­nan­dez 2 conversions). HT: 16-7 - Reuters

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