England fans hit Peru defender in the head with paper plane

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England left for their World Cup training match in Miami with a straightforward win in their first warm-up match, but it wasn't only the three goals they put past Peru without reply that got big cheers from the crowd - a paper plane did too.

Roy Hodgson's men didn't exactly set thew world alight against a inexperienced and defensively-minded Peruvian team, but a fine Daniel Sturridge strike to open the scoring in the first half was expected to be the moment of the match. That is until the dying minutes when the game was petering out to a comfortable win and the Wembley Stadium crowd erupted with a cheer to match those in response to the goals.

As you can see from the terrific fan footage above filmed inside the stadium, lots of those in the crowd were using paper 'clappers' handed out by the FA. Mexican waves are usually the last resort of bored crowds, but the paper planes were another welcome distraction and they were flying around the stadium for much of the second half.

One aim seemed to be to get one of the makeshift missiles to reach the pitch and perhaps get close to one of the players, but this shot must have been beyond even the greatest of expectations. The plane travels a considerable distance and the bubbling noise that follows it, eventually erupting in a roar of delight as it hits the back of Hansell Riojas' head, was hilarious.

Watch an England fan hit Peru defender Hansell Riojas in the head with a paper plane above...

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