Welbeck Brace Gives England Great 2-0 Win In Switzerland


England got a great result in Switzerland tonight, as they beat a decent home side with two second half goals from Danny Welbeck, and both of England’s goals were well worked quick breakaways. The win gets England off to a good start in their Euro 2016 group – and it was the third straight clean sheet for the Three Lions.

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Danny Welbeck scores England’s first goal

England should really have been ahead at half time,  but we missed two good chances to go ahead in the game,

First Danny Welbeck was straight though on the right wing – and with Rooney and the impressive Sterling waiting for the ball in the penalty box, Welbeck’s final cross was way off target and alluded both of them – the Arsenal striker really should have done better.

And then from a Wayne Rooney corner, Phil Jones had a clear header on goal from just six yards out, and although he headed the ball down well, the Swiss goalkeeper made a great save.

In the second half,  Switzerland started to come at England and gain more control of the game, and the England defense was under increasing pressure, with Joe Hart outstanding in the England goal, and in this match he had two fantastic saves that kept England in the game.

England scored a great breakaway after 58 minutes despite all the pressure they had been under, as Rooney picked the ball up from defense and moved forward quickly, and he moved the ball out to Sterling on the left wing and the Liverpool man put in an inch perfect low cross across the box for Danny Welbeck, who hit the ball first time into the back of the net.

It’s the type of goal that will be used in coaching films as an example of how to break quickly from defense and catch the opposition short at the back.

And after 70 minutes it looked like ??? would score as he was straight through and rounded Joe Hart but as he wept the ball – seemingly into the back of the net – somehow Cahill got back to make a clearance off the line – a fantastic bit of defending from the Chelsea center-back.

And after 76 minutes Switzerland – who were coming at England for the equalizer hit the cross-bar.

England were giving the ball away far too easily after going ahead, as the Swiss pressed forward almost continuously, and this is something Roy Hodgson can get the lads to improve on in future games.

And would you believe it, but in the five minutes of added time another quick England breakaway down the right wing, and Ricky Lambert slotted the ball through to Welbeck who hit the back of the net to put the result beyond any doubt.

This was a very decent performance from England and  a great result, and they seemed much improved from last week’s performance at Wembley, when we were lucky to neat Norway 1-0.

In the two other games in England’s qualifying group tonight, Estonia beat Slovenia 1-0 and Lithuania won 2-0 in San Marino.

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13 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Still maintain Wellbeck would have done a job for us.

    Would rather him up top than Rivierre.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #2

    That was a good game and England deserved to win. Haven’t enjoyed an England game for along time.

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  • toonfield

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #4

    BPC,
    Not at 16M he couldn’t, a Banksie would look nice in my porch.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Jail

    you know how Galatasaray fans have that ‘Welcome To Hell’ banner, well I think thats what it should be like for our home game against Hull, he needs to be hounded out.

    This saying of “Support the team not the regime” is utter BS for two reasons.

    Supporting team still produces defeat after defeat and you CANNOT support the team with out supporting the regime as Ashley takes the pot everytime

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  • JackButler

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #6

    tequilamag

    But yet again he shows he has zero class, I don’t see other managers sticking their two penneth’s worth in, only that old fool

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  • LGFUAD21

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Big pappa.

    I’ve always maintained that welbeck will score if given a run as a striker.

    Better technique than sturridge and more of a team player. Not to mention faster and better in the air.

    Had the potential to be a perfect newcastle number 9.

    Unfortunate he never got that chance with Rvp and Rooney at United.

    He scores for England because he’s played as a striker.

    Also if colback isn’t in that team ahead of Henderson by the end of the season it’ll be a sham.

    Delph started recklessly but he barely out a foot wrong and showed so much composure than many players from Bigger teams tonight. Wish woy would look at some of the lesser teams for England players.

    People forget how many of that World Cup winning team were from a fairly unspectacular west ham team.

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  • jayphoto

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Tbf, on Ben Arfa, there must be some horror stories on him if Redknapp didn’t try and sign him himself! On a free hes right up Redknapps street and Harry doesn’t usually shirk a tempermental character if they can play!
    I won’t use HBA as reason why pardew should go! It was the right decision for me!
    Besides, theres a million other reasons as to why pardew needs to go

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #9

    That sackpardew website is excellent. I’ll be donating to help them with banners etc.

    Pardew out.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #10

    “From the start of the 2012/13 season Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United record when losing at half time stands at P 26 W 0 D 2 L 24 (2 points salvaged from a possible 78).”

    That is utterly abysmal.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #11

    England team when all fit should be:

    —————————-Henderson————————–
    ——-Chamberlain——————-Barkley————
    ——————————-Sterling—————————
    ———–Rooney————————-Sturridge——–

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  • ballerfan2

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #12

    BPC – I think we’d be outnumbered in defence …. And midfield …. And upfront, not to mention we might struggle without a keeper.

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  • headtheball

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #13

    sackpardue.com
    Commenting on agents wor Alan states ” There are some terrible people in and around the game “.
    He definately suffers from foot and mouth and perhaps mad ( cows ) managers disease.
    Dire managers OOT.
    HWTL

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