Six changes for England

Wayne Rooney returned to the scene of his red card shame to try to steer England closer to a place in next year's World Cup finals.

Last Updated: 26/03/13 at 20:24 Post Comment

Wayne Rooney: Starts against Miontenegro

Wayne Rooney: Starts against Miontenegro

On his last visit to Montenegro, Rooney was sent off for kicking Miodrag Dzudovic, earning himself a two-match ban which ruined his Euro 2012.

The Manchester United man was one of just three members of that starting line-up to retain their places, with Joe Hart and Ashley Cole the others.

Cole was one of six changes to Roy Hodgson's starting line-up from Friday's eight-goal hammering of San Marino, which kept England two points behind Montenegro in the battle for Group H supremacy.

Skipper Steven Gerrard also returned and was joined in midfield by Michael Carrick and James Milner.

Glen Johnson shrugged off a toe injury to take his place in the starting line-up, whilst Danny Welbeck returned, becoming a fifth Manchester United player in Hodgson's team as Tom Cleverley extended his ever-present record.

England team to play Montenegro in World Cup qualifying Group H tonight: Hart, Johnson, Smalling, Lescott, Cole, Gerrard, Carrick, Milner, Cleverley, Welbeck, Rooney.


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ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

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