Traveling England side ease to victory in Basel thanks to a brace from Arsenal’s deadline-day signing.
After the bore-fest that was England’s narrow friendly win over Norway last week many Three Lions fans will have been concerned about the prospects of Roy Hodgson’s men returning home from Basel with the right result but they needn’t have been worried after all.
England were in control from minute one, bar occasional lapses at the back and some woeful officiating, with the referee’s assistant somehow not waving this effort offside. Gary Cahill in the end making a superb saving clearance.
Danny Welbeck fired England into the lead following a fine break that saw Wayne Rooney provide Raheem Sterling with a fine ball with the Liverpool man in turn providing the new Arsenal signing a inch perfect assist.
The former Man United man scored a similar goal in the dying moments of this encounter, this time Rickie Lambert feeding Welbeck to cap off a speedy counter attack with a calm finish.