London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Chris Robshaw and Owen Farrell scored on second-half tries as England erased a seven-point halftime deficit en route to a 20-13 win over Australia during Saturday’s autumn international at Twickenham.
The win was England’s fifth consecutive here. The last time the team did it was in 2003 when it won the World Cup.
Australia, seeking a fourth win in five games at Twickenham, tried to recover in the closing stages but England’s defense stodd firm to condemn the Wallabies to their eighth defeat in 11 tests this year.
England had a rocky start despite taking the first points behind Farrell’s first kick. The Wallabies quickly leveled the match behind the boot of Quade Cooper before his England counterpart missed three kicks in quick succession.
A better kick from Farrell gave England the lead just before the half-hour mark but within three minutes, Australia grabbed control of the game hen Cooper combined with Israel Folau for a highlight play and a 13-6 halftime lead.
In the second half, Australia looked poised to extend the lead as England struggled to find its rhythm.
However, the hosts worked their way back into the match, cutting out their mistakes and wearing down the tired Australian team.
Then, Robshaw scored his first international try and added a second soon after when Farrell found a hole and slotted his second conversion.
England hosts Argentina and New Zealand at Twickenham in the next two weeks while Australia travels to Rome and then Dublin to face Italy and Ireland.