Sanchez scores twice to help Chile snap England's 10-game unbeaten run

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez celebrates one of his two goals in his side's 2-0 win over England at Wembley Stadium Friday.
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LONDON (AP) - Chile ended England's 10-game unbeaten run and signaled its own World Cup credentials as Alexis Sanchez's double gave the visitors a 2-0 victory in a friendly on Friday.

The Barcelona forward headed in from Eugenio Mena's cross after seven minutes at Wembley Stadium and lifted the ball over goalkeeper Fraser Forster in stoppage time after England was ripped apart.

With a vibrant display in chilly London, the visitors delivered a reality check to England as it prepares for the World Cup in Brazil next year, inflicting the hosts' first loss of 2013.

On a night when three players made their England debuts, Roy Hodgson's side forced goalkeeper Claudio Bravo into making a string of fine saves but lacked fluency.

England rounds off the year against Germany on Tuesday when Chile faces Brazil in Toronto.

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