Wembley Stadium - London 11/10/2013 - 21:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group H

England - Montenegro
4-1
 

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Townsend shines as England defeat Montenegro

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.00CET
Townsend shines as England defeat Montenegro
Andros Townsend had a debut to remember in England's fine win ©Getty Images

England are in pole position to secure automatic qualification for next summer's FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil after a 4-1 victory against Montenegro at Wembley.

Dejan Damjanović's 71st-minute goal sparked a nervy finish to a match which England had look assured of winning following Wayne Rooney's sixth of the campaign (48) and a Branko Bošković own goal (62), but debutant Andros Townsend's superb strike and a late Daniel Sturridge penalty dispatched Branko Brnović's spirited, injury-plagued outfit. The result was vital, as second-placed Ukraine prevailed against Poland in Kharkiv, and their shadow lurks ominously, one point behind Roy Hodgson's unbeaten charges as Tuesday's Group H deciders approach.

Lineups

England

England

Montenegro

Montenegro

1Hart (GK)1Poleksić (GK)
2Walker
55
2Pavićević
50
57
3Baines4Jovanović
4Gerrard (C)
87
5Volkov
53
72
5Cahill6Kecojević
6Jagielka8Jovetić (C)
81
7Townsend
78
80
14Damjanović
71
8Lampard
65
17Zverotić
9Sturridge
90+3
18Drinčić
10Rooney
48
21Savić
11Welbeck23Bošković
62

Substitutes

13Ruddy (GK)12Blažić (GK)
22Forster (GK)19Janjušević (GK)
12Smalling3Vešović
14Gibbs7Vukčević
72
15Jones10Delibašić
16Carrick
65
11Bećiraj
57
17Milner
87
13Novaković
18Barkley15Krkotić
19Wilshere
80
16Igumanović
20Defoe22Kasalica
81
21Lambert

Coaches

Roy Hodgson (ENG) Branko Brnović (MNE)

Referee

Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 12/10/2013 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

England
Montenegro

4

Goals scored

1

26

Total attempts

8

12

Attempts on target

2

10

off target

5

9

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

1

14

Corners

0

3

Offsides

4

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

6

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    90+3
    Sturridge (England) scores from the penalty spot.
  • Substitution
    87
    Milner (in) - Gerrard (out) (England)
  • Substitution
    81
    Kasalica (in) - Jovetić (out) (Montenegro)

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