Found September 07, 2013 on Soccerlens:
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Routine win overshadowed by Welbeck’s suspension - originally posted on Soccerlens.comIf ever there was a routine win for England, then this was it. From the first kick, to the final whistle, the Three Lions remained professional and, vitally, got the job done. Credit to Moldova though, they were a much improved side to the one that was hammered by England in Chisinau a year ago. If Roy Hodgson’s men were to steer clear of frustration, then an early goal was necessary. So when Steven Gerrard drove the ball in from the edge of the box after just 12 minutes, they were well on their way. England’s defence has been a talking point in recent weeks, but it is difficult to judge their international credibility based on a game against minnows such as Moldova. The game was over as a contest after just 27 minutes when Rickie Lambert nodded home from Stanislav Namasco’s parry. “Rickie Lambert, England’s goal machine” sang some sections of the wembley crowd. The game was becoming the equivalent...
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