Piers Francis and Will Collier scored their first international tries as England edged Argentina 35-25 in another thrilling Test match in Santa Fe.
Eddie Jones' men won a wildly entertaining series opener 38-34 last weekend and once again racked up four tries, with Charlie Ewels and Danny Care also touching down during a second tit-for-tat classic played in summery conditions.
England were immediately on the front foot and scored from their first meaningful attack -- Joe Launchbury charging off the back of a lineout and offloading neatly for Ewels to touch down by the post.
Another end-to-end try-fest was officially underway once Argentina opened their account as early as the eighth minute, when Nicolas Sanchez fed the ball wide for Joaquin Tuculet to shrug off Marland Yarde on his way over.
Two Sanchez penalties were then sandwiched by successful Ford placed-kicks -- the second from range -- as the side's were left locked on 13-13.
It was Mike Brown who broke a relatively uneventful sequence on the half-hour mark. The full-back soared to gather a speculative Sanchez cross-field kick on his own 22 and sped down the touchline before weaving inside and offloading for Francis to jog home.
Sanchez missed a chance to cut the deficit early in the second half and the heat quickly began to rise again all over the pitch as a high tackle from Jonny May sparked a scuffle on the touchline.
There was a setback for Francis in the 52nd minute when his ambitious grubber-kick was charged down on halfway, leaving Pablo Matera to belie his size by dribbling the loose ball down the line and collect for a try. Sanchez missed the tough conversion and once again the sides were level on 18-18.
England were swift to hit back with Brown once again the instigator -- spying an opportunity to scamper out wide and then timing an inside ball for Danny Care to perfection. Ford duly added the extras but joy was, as ever in this series, short-lived.
The crowd barely had time to bemoan England's lead when Jeronimo de la Fuente pierced a disorganised drift defence and drew the last man to present Emiliano Boffelli with his second five-pointer in as many games. Sanchez's conversion made it 25-25.
It was, of course, England's turn to score a try and they did so quickly with a clinically-executed maul from a lineout. As the bodies rose, it was replacement prop Collier who emerged with the ball in his hand and his first international score in the bank. Again, England stretched seven points ahead through Ford's conversion.
A tired Argentina were unable to muster an immediate response and Ford capitalised with a sweetly-struck drop-goal to put England out of reach, even if Argentina -- fittingly -- finished the game flinging the ball around with abandon in the hunt for another try.