England vs. Chile: Final score 0-2, Alexis Sanchez leads La Roja to win at Wembley

Clive Brunskill

Take a bow, Alexis Sanchez.

Frank Lampard's 100th cap turned into a party for Chile, who quieted an already tame Wembley crowd with a 2-0 win over England in a friendly on Friday. Alexis Sanchez netted both goals for Chile, making it eight goals in his last seven appearances for La Roja as he continues his sparkling form this season.

Sanchez put Chile in front after just seven minutes with a tremendous header that saw him get across his marker and connect on a diving header. Fraser Forster had no chance, and the Chileans were left to celebrate around Sanchez, who was on his knees and fist pumping in front of the England goal.

Jorge Sampaoli's side didn't slow down because they got a goal and England had some chances in behind the Chile defense, but they couldn't take advantage. Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez gave the Three Lions a bit of a spark, but Rodriguez's finishing was just a bit off, and Claudio Bravo made a couple fine saves to turn England away when they did manage to find space through the Chile defense.

Without a midfield that could put Chile on their heels and make La Roja defend in numbers, England didn't really have any outstanding chances to turn things their way. Meanwhile, Chile picked their times to go forward, and when they did, they looked dangerous.

Chile's dangerous play finally came good in the 90th minute when Sanchez netted again, this time by beating England on the counterattack. The Three Lions were pushing for an equalizer, so when La Roja broke, they did so in numbers. Eventually, Sanchez was in all alone on Forster. He simply chipped the ball over Forster and into the net to put a bow on a wonderful performance by Chile.

England: Forster, Johnson, Baines, Milner (Defoe 66'), Cahill, Jones (Smalling 57'), Wilshere (Cleverley 71'), Lampard (Henderson 71'), Lallana (Barkley 77'), Rooney, Rodriguez.

Chile: Bravo,Mena, Gonzalez, Isla, Sanchez, Vargas, Fernandez, Beausejour, Medel, Aranguiz, Diaz.

Goals: Sanchez 7', Sanchez 90'.

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