Winger Jonny May showed off his magnificent finish, Owen Farrell adding three shots on goal as England clinched a solid Fall Nations Cup victory

England sent Wales a warning with a solid Fall Nations Cup win over Ireland at Twickenham

Two first-half tries by winger Jonny May – his second an absolute belter – plus the boot from outside half Owen Farrell, made it a good day for the home side

Given that Ireland beat Wales 32-9 last weekend, this looks quite worrying for Wayne Pivac’s men, who will face England at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday 28 November.

Eddie Jones’s side dominated the free-kick in the opening period as they had a superb finish in May to support that superiority

He showed his athleticism by edging out Hugo Keenan for his first, following a smart cross kick from Farrell

Then came a magnificent solo effort for his second, as he escaped from inside his own 22, dodging three men in green before kicking twice in front and winning the ball race.

The Gloucester speedster now has 31 test tries for England, placing him second on the all-time list, alongside Will Greenwood and Ben Cohen Only Rory Underwood now outstrips him 49

It got him 12-0 at halftime, with Farrell stretching the hosts’ lead with a few well-hit penalties after the break

Ireland got more into the game as they went on, but it was an opportunity for England to show their resolute defense, before the visitors’ efforts were finally rewarded with a well-worked try

Replacement half-fly Billy Burns crashed into the top, his comrade under Jacob Stockdale running the ball and rounding Dan Robson before touching the ground

England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonathan Joseph, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Henry Slade, 11 Jonny May 10 Owen Farrell (captain), 9 Ben Youngs, 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 years Jamie George, 3 years Kyle Sinckler, 4 years Maro Itoje, 5 years Joe Launchbury, 6 years Tom Curry, 7 years Sam Underhill, 8 years Billy Vunipola

Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Jonny Hill, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Dan Robson, 22 George Ford, 23 Max Malins

Ireland: 15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Chris Farrell, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 James Lowe, 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 1 Cian Healy, 2 Ronan Kelleher, 3 years Andrew Porter, 4 years Quinn Roux, 5 years James Ryan (captain), 6 years CJ Stander, 7 years Peter O’Mahony, 8 years Caelan Doris

Replacements: 16 Rob Herring, 17 Ed Byrne, 18 Finlay Bealham, 19 Iain Henderson, 20 Will Connors, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Billy Burns, 23 Jacob Stockdale

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A perfectly worked out try from Ireland, with replacement half-flyer Billy Burns snapping the upper hand and his colleague under Jacob Stockdale taking the ball in the run before rounding Dan Robson to touch the ground, with Burns adding conversion

After a period of sustained pressure from Ireland, center Chris Farrell crosses the line, but he is held up by Henry Slade, so it’s not a try, with TMO Nigel Owens upholding the decision to Pascal Gauzere in the field

Another penalty for England as second-place Irishman James Ryan is pinged for diving as he seeks relief on a ruck

Owen Farrell extends England’s lead after second-place Irishman Quinn Roux is penalized for catching Tom Curry around the neck following intervention by TMO Nigel Owens

When referee Pascal Gauzere asks where the incident happened, Owens replies: “Where you fell”

The game has resumed at Twickenham, with half-butterfly Owen Farrell kicking off for England against his father’s side

It’s half time, with England in good health thanks to two tries by winger Jonny May

It was a pretty dominant opening 40 minutes away from Eddie Jones’ side, with Ireland struggling in the free kick

England claim third try, but banned as TMO Nigel Owens called for action

Former Ospreys flanker Sam Underhill clearly lands the ball, but – after checking replays – referee Pascal Gauzere and Owens agree he played it down after being tackled

After Ireland lost an attacking lineup on their own throw, England moved the ball to the left from deep within their own 22

When he got there in May he rounded Chris Farrell and between Bundee Aki and Keith Earls before launching into the field

Beating Jamison Gibson-Park in the ball run, he got his foot back on it and called to take it on the rebound and land Just a superb finish

This takes the Gloucester winger up to 31 test tries, placing him second on the all-time list alongside Will Greenwood and Ben Cohen

We have the first points on the board because the sustained pressure from England is rewarded with a try

Referee Pascal Gauzere playing the advantage for offside, half-ball Owen Farrell crosses kick, winger Jonny May edging out Hugo Keenan to retrieve the ball and touch the ground

England really make their presence felt in the fray, winning a penalty for Irish hooker Ronan Kelleher appearing under pressure

This is followed by another foul for coming from the resulting offensive line-up maul side

Most of the England squad took a knee before kick-off, none of the Irish players did

The match is underway, French referee Pascal Gauzere blows his whistle and half-man Ross Byrne kicks off for Ireland

Now it’s England boss Eddie Jones’ turn to deliver his final pre-match verdict on the opposition

“Historically, when Ireland have been successful they have always been a team that is on the ground, tough on the pitch and good in the air We expect more of the same today”

Irish coach Andy Farrell just did his pre-match TV interview and here’s what he had to say

The former rugby league star says he hopes physics lessons have been learned from his side’s last visit to Twickenham in February, when they were beaten 24-12 by England

“We went to show our intention today, so we’ll see how we get there,” he said

“Discipline is huge in any game, especially against a team that likes to play on a big pitch. Discipline is a way to make sure they don’t get into our half of the pitch

“I want to see a full progressive performance We want to go attacking the game We want to make sure we go out there to win the game rather than just contain England”

England head coach Eddie Jones accused of ‘playing games’ and throwing ‘bombs over the wall’ ahead of the match

Jones attempted to destabilize his rivals by questioning the scrimmage technique of the Andrew Porter’s prop and making playful remarks about the number of foreign-born players on Andy Farrell’s squad

Irish coach Richie Murphy has grown accustomed to Australia’s psychological blows and, although he deems them worthy of little consideration, Porter’s comments are a sign of admiration

“I think Eddie Jones is just playing games in this situation. He obviously thinks Porter is a really good player, which he is,” Murphy said.

“No one has ever come to see us and commented on Porter’s scrum technique, so we have no problem, we have had no feedback from World Rugby on what it does, so it’s just one of those games

“He (Jones) seems to like to throw a few little bombs over the wall. We’re not focusing on any of this

“We know what to control and what we can control We just move on”

This is perhaps the tastiest fall Nations Cup game so far for neutral, with both teams having strong first round wins

Kicks off at 3pm and we’ll bring you all the updates you need throughout the afternoon

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