IRELAND'S Grand Slam dream remains alive following a smashing success over England at the Aviva Stadium.
Promising centre Robbie Henshaw crowned a man of the match display with a try while Johnny Sexton was impressive throughout.
Two early Sexton penalties ensured Ireland enjoyed a good start before a George Ford drop goal narrowed the gap.
A third Sexton penalty edged Ireland 9-3 ahead at the break and that advantage was extended after the restart.
Sexton remained sharp while Henshaw crashed over for a critical try as Ireland dealt with a late English burst to secure a valuable victory.