Roy's Jermain man! Defoe to lead England line with Cleverley and Oxlade-Chamberlain behind

By Sportsmail Reporter


Jermain Defoe will lead the line for England as Roy Hodgson looks for a winning start to the Three Lions' World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign in Moldova.

The Tottenham striker gets the nod in attack ahead of Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck at the 10,000-seater Zimbru Stadium.

Starting berth: Jermain Defoe will lead the line for England against Moldova

Starting berth: Jermain Defoe will lead the line for England against Moldova

England team

Hart, Johnson, Baines, Gerrard, Lescott, Terry, Milner, Lampard, Defoe, Cleverley, Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Man United midfielder Tom Cleverley will play supporting roles to Defoe, with Steven Gerrard joined by James Milner and Frank Lampard in midfield.

Manchester City No 1 Joe Hart returns in goal following his absence in last month's 2-1 friendly win over Italy.

John Terry and Joleon Lescott start in central defence with Leighton Baines deputising for the injured Ashley Cole at left-back and Liverpool's Glen Johnson in at right-back.

We'll bring you all the action as it happens, with our live coverage starting from 7pm HERE.



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like watching Sunday morning football in the park.

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England is rubbish to say the least ..the all time failing partnership of Lampard and Gerrard , not to mention Defoe being the first choice striker tonight ? Is this a joke ?

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Why is Woy playing cleverley as attacking mid? duh

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Lampard & Gerrard AGAIN??? England FC's great underachievers. How do they both manage to get compromising photographs of every England manager?

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