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JOE HART: There's been an awful lot of guff written by an awful lot of people in the last couple of weeks - first the guff that he should have been replaced by Fraser Forster and then the guff from those who gave credence to that initial guff by arguing for his inclusion. Roy Keane was right when he said that he's made an awful lot of mistakes but then Lee Dixon was equally right in saying that he was still the best English goalkeeper. He had one real save to make to stop a header from Dejan Damjanovic and had no chance with the goal. Move on.
KYLE WALKER: Talking of that header...it came from a silly free-kick given away by a silly foul from Walker that cost him a silly booking that keeps him out of Tuesday's (silly?) game against Poland. A brainfade is rarely far away.
GARY CAHILL: In all honesty I wrote bugger all down for the pair of them. Barely tested and won everything in the air. Only looked in danger when Montenegro threatened to sneak in behind. Which was rare.
PHIL JAGIELKA: See above. Still underwhelmed that they are our best pairing but an exemplary performance against Ukraine was followed by more solidity at Wembley.
LEIGHTON BAINES: England's best player in the first half when he pretty much played as the winger as Danny Welbeck came inside to join Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney as a third striker. Provided quality from set-pieces and persistence to create chances. In his biggest game in an England shirt, he absolutely did not disappoint.
STEVEN GERRARD: Did the mucky things well by putting in the tackles and staying disciplined, while providing his usual menace from set-pieces. He should have put the game to bed at 3-0 from Wayne Rooney's cutback but he will have been happy enough with an understated but effective performance.
FRANK LAMPARD: We noticed Lampard four times. When he gave the ball away to allow Montenegro a rare attack in the 14th minute. When he gave the ball away again to allow Montenegro another rare attack in the 27th minute. When he blazed over when he should have hit the target in the 65th minute. When he was substituted.
ANDROS TOWNSEND: He was dispossessed three times in the opening four minutes and five times in the opening 13 minutes. And we crowed. But it never happened again. When he had some space in front of him, he was effective - with the run that ended in a saved shot that fell to Rooney, with the run that eventually made Rooney's opener and then with the run for his excellent goal. He has shot and failed to score 26 times for Tottenham in the Premier League this season but needed only four attempts to score for England. We hold our hands up - after a week in which we have been pooh-poohing his inclusion for England, he was certainly effective as soon as the game opened up to give him space to use his pace. Credit is certainly due to Roy Hodgson for his inclusion; in recent months he has taken chances with first Rickie Lambert and now Townsend and both have paid dividends. Some players just look better for England. Remember Darius Vassell?
WAYNE ROONEY: After hearing all week about the potential of his partnership with Daniel Sturridge (they've looked dynamite in training, we were told), the first half was something of an anti-climax with just two passes between the pair in 45 minutes. Rooney started slowly and wastefully and squandered England's first big chance when he fired into the near post when just about any other option would have been better. As the game progressed, he got better and better, taking his own chance and making one for Gerrard with a beautifully timed run and cutback. You really cannot argue with six goals in five World Cup qualifiers. Now we just need him to do it again on Tuesday.
DANNY WELBECK: Another who improved massively as the game went on, with signs of a burgeoning senior partnership with Sturridge that flourished at Under-21 level. Made some poor decisions in the first half - blazing over when he should have hit the target and then shooting when he had options in the box. Baines' attacking instincts pushed him inside to almost play as a third striker and it was his shot that was too hot to hold when Rooney shinned in the rebound and his cross that was converted for the own goal. He was also involved in the fourth when his persistence earned England the possession that Townsend used to such devastating effect. Seemed to enjoy himself more and more as the game progressed.
DANIEL STURRIDGE: Barely in the game during a first half when his teammates chose to shoot from distance rather than look for a threaded pass. The one time Walker saw his movement, it almost led to a goal. Another who looked better as the game opened up, his flick to release Welbeck in the build-up to England's second goal hinted at what could come if those two played together more. He earned England's late penalty with a dynamic run, scored from the spot and earned extra points for not doing that worm thing to celebrate.
MICHAEL CARRICK (on for Lampard, 65): He came on; we didn't notice him. He wouldn't want it any other way.
JACK WILSHERE (on for Townsend, 80): Touched the ball seven times.
JAMES MILNER (on for Gerrard, 87): Touched the ball nine times, making Wilshere look a tad lazy.