Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 9/27/14
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England's 2,000th goal ended a 43-year wait for a victory over Sweden, with Gareth Barry's header helped into the net by an opposing defender for a 1-0 exhibition win. After Barry rose to meet Stewart Downing's cross, the ball skimmed off Daniel Majstorovic's head before reaching the bottom of the net in the 22nd minute. Bobby Zamora and Jack Rodwell, making their first national team starts, wasted chances to extend the lead but the hosts were never troubled the Swedes. The English, whose last victory over Sweden came in 1968 as defending world champion, completed an unbeaten 2011 after qualifying for next year's European Championship.
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