Poms grind out crucial win

England beat Ireland 12-6 in Dublin with Owen Farrell kicking four penalties.

Farrell kicked two in each half, but also missed two at the end of each half.

Ireland’s points came from the boot of Ronan O’Gara, who replaced the injured Jonathan Sexton in the 31st minute. The hosts also lost star wing Simon Zebo early in the game.

England won despite having to play with 14 men for 10 minutes in the second half when James Haskell was sent to the bin for a professional foul.

Farrell kicked two penalties while he was off and Ireland never looked like scoring the try they needed to win.