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Welbeck earns England win in Switzerland

Published: Monday 8 September 2014, 22.58CET
Switzerland 0-2 England
Danny Welbeck scored twice after the interval in Basle to get England off to the perfect start in qualifying Group E.
by Ian Holyman
from St. Jakob-Park

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Match statistics

SwitzerlandEngland

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)54
 
46
Total attempts11
 
13
on target3
 
5
off target5
 
6
blocked3
 
2
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners5
 
6
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
7
Fouls suffered6
 
11

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Published: Monday 8 September 2014, 22.58CET

Welbeck earns England win in Switzerland

Switzerland 0-2 England
Danny Welbeck scored twice after the interval in Basle to get England off to the perfect start in qualifying Group E.

Danny Welbeck's second-half goals earn England a winning start to Group E
Swiss captain Gökhan Inler gives the ball away to spark counterattack for opener
Haris Seferovic gets two good chances, but is denied both times by Joe Hart
Welbeck makes sure deep in added time after being set up by Rickie Lambert
Next games: England v San Marino, Slovenia v Switzerland (9 October)

Danny Welbeck's second-half goals earned England a 2-0 win in Switzerland and an ideal start to UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group E.

Criticised for their sluggish friendly display in beating Norway on Wednesday, there could be no fault found in that regard in Basle as Roy Hodgson's men, against the team he used to coach, buzzed with energy from the off.

Their enthusiasm impressed more than their cut-and-thrust, though, until Welbeck knocked the ball beyond Steve von Bergen down the right and squared dangerously – Raheem Sterling only narrowly failed to provide what surely would have been a decisive touch.

The visitors would come closer just before the interval when Wayne Rooney saw his curling shot shovelled behind by Yann Sommer. From the resulting corner, the Switzerland goalkeeper made a much better stop, darting low to his left to parry Phil Jones's seemingly net-bound header.

At the opposite end, Joe Hart's outstretched right boot had been all that prevented Haris Seferovic opening the scoring in the first half, and the Manchester City FC goalkeeper had to turn over a stinging half-volley from the Eintracht Frankfurt forward after the break.

The momentum remained England's, however. Valon Behrami, otherwise flawless in midfield, almost put through his own goal after Sterling's miscued shot ricocheted off him before Gökhan Inler surrendered possession in midfield. Welbeck capped the counterattack with a close-range finish.

Switzerland could have claimed the draw their enterprise perhaps deserved, but after substitute Josip Drmic broke clear and rounded Hart, the lunging Gary Cahill came to England's rescue. And after a late spell of pressure from the hosts also proved fruitless, Welbeck produced a cool finish in added time after a pass from substitute Rickie Lambert.

Last updated: 09/12/15 21.53CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013827/postmatch/report/index.html#welbeck+earns+england

Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

England

England

1
SommerYann Sommer (GK)
1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
2
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
2
StonesJohn Stones
5
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
3
BainesLeighton Baines
8
InlerGökhan Inler (C)
4
HendersonJordan Henderson
9
SeferovićHaris Seferović
5
CahillGary Cahill
10
XhakaGranit Xhaka
Substitution74
6
JonesPhil Jones
Substitution77
11
BehramiValon Behrami
7
WilshereJack Wilshere
Substitution73
13
RodríguezRicardo Rodríguez
8
DelphFabian Delph
Yellow Card9
18
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
Substitution64
9
WelbeckDanny Welbeck
Goal58
Goal90+4
20
DjourouJohan Djourou
10
RooneyWayne Rooney (C)
Substitution90
23
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
11
SterlingRaheem Sterling

Substitutes

12
HitzMarwin Hitz (GK)
13
ForsterFraser Forster (GK)
3
BenitoLoris Benito
12
RoseDanny Rose
4
SenderosPhilippe Senderos
14
JagielkaPhil Jagielka
Substitution77
6
WidmerSilvan Widmer
15
ChambersCalum Chambers
7
FreiFabian Frei
16
MilnerJames Milner
Substitution73
14
StockerValentin Stocker
17
Oxlade-ChamberlainAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
15
DžemailiBlerim Džemaili
Substitution74
18
TownsendAndros Townsend
16
FernandesGelson Fernandes
19
LambertRickie Lambert
Substitution90
Yellow Card90+1
17
KasamiPajtim Kasami
19
DrmicJosip Drmic
Substitution64
21
BürkiRoman Bürki (GK)
22
SchärFabian Schär

Coach

Vladimir Petković (SUI) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Assistant referees

Bahattin Duran (TUR), Tarik Ongun (TUR)

Fourth official

Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR)

Additional assistant referees

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR), Barış Şimşek (TUR)

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