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Lampard double helps England to triumph

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 22.35CET
Moldova 0-5 England
A first-half double from midfielder Frank Lampard set Roy Hodgson's men on their way to a comfortable opening Group H win in Chisinau.
Lampard double helps England to triumph
Frank Lampard drives England ahead from the penalty spot in Chisinau ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MoldovaEngland

Goals scored0
5
Total attempts8
 
17
Attempts on target2
 
9
off target5
 
6
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
4
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
7
Fouls suffered2
 
6

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 23:14 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 22.35CET

Lampard double helps England to triumph

Moldova 0-5 England
A first-half double from midfielder Frank Lampard set Roy Hodgson's men on their way to a comfortable opening Group H win in Chisinau.

England's Group H campaign began without a hitch, as two first-half goals from Frank Lampard helped them to a straightforward win against Moldova in Chisinau.

Roy Hodgson's men got a flying start thanks to Lampard's early penalty, before the Chelsea FC midfielder headed his second just before the half-hour. Jermain Defoe drove in a third on his 50th appearance soon after, with James Milner and Leighton Baines rounding off the win in the second period.

Any plans the underdog hosts may have had to hold and frustrate England went out of the window after just four minutes, when Tom Cleverley's goalbound shot struck the arm of Semion Bulgaru, allowing Lampard to drill the opener in low from the spot.

It was all England from that point on, as Defoe turned just wide, before Stanislav Namaşco saved well from the Tottenham Hotspur FC forward and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Steven Gerrard fired a free-kick over and Glen Johnson again forced Namaşco into action, before the Liverpool FC right-back floated a cross onto Lampard's head, allowing the Chelsea man to guide in the second.

Three minutes later Defoe took advantage to stretch the lead after Oxlade-Chamberlain slipped him into the box. Cleverly pulled an effort wide after the break, before neat passing allowed Milner to fire his first England goal into the corner. Baines's deflected free-kick ensured a resounding win.

Last updated: 08/09/12 1.04CET

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Lineup

Moldova

Moldova

England

England

1Stanislav Namaşco (GK)1Joe Hart (GK)
2Igor Armaş2Glen Johnson
Yellow Card5
3Victor Golovatenco3Leighton Baines
Goal83
4Alexandru Onica4Steven Gerrard (C)
Substitution46
6Alexandru Epureanu (C)5Joleon Lescott
7Serghei Covalciuc6John Terry
8Alexandru Gaţcan7James Milner
Goal74
9Igor Picuşciac
Substitution76
8Frank Lampard
Goal4
Goal29
13Semion Bulgaru
Yellow Card3
9Jermain Defoe
Goal32
Substitution68
16Alexandru Suvorov
Substitution46
10Tom Cleverley
18Artur Patraş11Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Substitution58

Substitutes

12Serghei Paşcenco (GK)13John Ruddy (GK)
23Andrian Negai (GK)12Kyle Walker
5Petru Racu14Ryan Bertrand
10Gheorghe Ovseannicov
Substitution85
15Gary Cahill
11Eugeniu Cebotaru16Michael Carrick
Substitution46
14Vitalie Bordian17Phil Jagielka
15Anatolie Doroş18Theo Walcott
Substitution58
17Eugeniu Sidorenco
Substitution76
Substitution85
19Daniel Sturridge
19Alexandru Paşcenco20Danny Welbeck
Substitution68
20Alexandru Dedov
Substitution46
21Jack Butland (GK)
21Stanislav Ivanov
22Serghei Alexeev

Coach

Ion Caras (MDA) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Pol van Boekel (NED)

Assistant referees

Berry Simons (NED), Angelo Boonman (NED)

Fourth official

Danny Makkelie (NED)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Moldova

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Poland, 11 September 2012, 2-0
  • England

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Ukraine, 11 September 2012, 1-1
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