Dzeko at the double for Bosnia
- 30 May 2014 22:01
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Edin Dzeko continued his red-hot form as he scored both goals in Bosnia’s 2-1 win over Ivory Coast in St Louis.
The City striker scored in the 17th and 53rd minutes for the Bosnians before being substituted on the hour-mark and has now scored 37 goals in 62 appearances for his country.
Yaya Toure played no part in the game and The Elephants had to wait until the 90th minute to pull a goal back through Didier Drogba.
Meanwhile, England continued their World Cup preparations with a comfortable 3-0 win over Peru at Wembley.
Former City striker Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring on 32 minutes with a curling shot from 18 yards after Peru stood firm for the first half-hour.
Joe Hart, winning his 40th cap, was in excellent form throughout, making two crucial saves either side of Sturridge’s goal as the South Americans threatened to upset the form book.
After half-time, England turned the screw with two goals in five minutes midway through the second period.
Gary Cahill doubled the hosts’ lead on 65 minutes with a firm header from a corner and his defensive partner Phil Jagielka added a third on 70 minutes, poking the ball home from close range after a defensive mix-up in the Peruvian defence.
James Milner was a 73rd minute substitute for Adam Lallana to edge ever closer to his half-century of England caps as he made his 46th appearance for his country and enjoyed a lively cameo on the right of midfield.
Despite England’s dominance in the remaining minutes, there was to be no further scoring on the night and England have one more friendly against Ecuador next on Wednesday evening before Roy Hodgson’s men open their World Cup campaign against Italy on 15 June.
In Sevilla, David Silva appeared as a 62nd minute sub for Spain, replacing Santi Cazorla in La Roja's 2-0 win over Bolivia. Silva linked well with fellow subs Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas in a lively end to the game, secured by second-half goals from Fernando Torres and Iniesta.