England 27-14 Argentina: Winning run extended by England despite red card
Last Updated: 27/11/16 7:15am
Elliot Daly's 5th-minute red card did not deter England as they recorded a 27-14 win over Argentina at Twickenham.
It was a game in which two red cards and four yellow cards were brandished by referee Pascal Gauzere, with both sides playing with 13 men at one stage.
Despite the early disadvantage England were 16-7 up at the break thanks to a penalty try and eleven points from the boot of Owen Farrell.
Argentina were first on the board in the second half with a Santiago Cordero score to make it 16-14, but two further penalties and a Jonny May try put England out of reach as they extended their unbeaten run to 13 games.
An action-packed opening saw Senatore and his Pumas team-mates Juan Martin Hernandez and Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias depart for head injury assessments, Daly receive his red card and Farrell kick a penalty.
England had made a strong start with Billy and Mako Vunipola prominent, but Daly's dismissal placed an entirely new perspective on the penultimate match of the autumn series at Twickenham.
Argentina's efforts to build momentum were foiled by Gauzere's whistle, enabling Farrell to kick a second penalty.
Another collision that saw wing Juan Pablo Estelles clatter into May while his opposite number was in the air was punished only with a penalty, provoking a chorus of boos at Twickenham, but it was much less severe than the tackle that accounted for Senatore.
Again Farrell was on target and, despite their extra man, Argentina trailed 9-0 with 15 minutes of the first half remaining.
As if conceding eight penalties at this early stage was not enough, they then turned the ball over close to their line as the relentless Robshaw chased down Cordero and Billy Vunipola reacted to grab the loose ball.
On the left was a clear overlap but as Robshaw fed Tom Wood for a certain score, wing Matias Orlando deliberately knocked on to concede a penalty try, resulting in a yellow card for the offending Puma.
Billy Vunipola's exit on a motorised cart was a terrible loss for the Grand Slam champions and there followed a sequence of seven scrums in which they were repeatedly pulverised under the posts. Eventually Gauzere's patience snapped and Cole was sent to the bin, reducing England to 13 men and enabling Argentina to score for the first time when replacement back row Facundo Isa barrelled over.
The second half had barely started when England's line cracked for a second time, a missed tackle from Ben Youngs enabling Estelles to break free down the left and, following some beautiful link play, Cordero crossed.
Farrell then landed his fifth penalty of the afternoon and when a mighty shove at a scrum sent Argentina hurtling backwards, the Saracens playmaker was on target once more.
Youngs chipped ahead, Jonathan Joseph gathered and George Ford came racing through in support as England bristled with intent and although they failed to score, they were at least able to take heart from a yellow card shown to Pablo Matera for collapsing a maul.
The result was sealed in the 68th minute when May sprinted over after being released by Wood, Ford and Joseph as Jones celebrated the 12th triumph of his tenure.
There was still time for a second red card, Argentina' Enrique Pieretto getting his marching orders in the closing minutes for a stamp on Joe Marler, while England's replacement prop was shown a yellow card for holding onto Pieretto in the build-up.