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4 vs 0
Played
September 7, 2013 3:00 AM SGT
Wembley Stadium — London
Referee:‬ I. Kružliak‎
Attendance:‬ 61607‎
 
 
 
45+1′ Danny Welbeck
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: England 4-0 Moldova

Roy Hodgson's side cruised to victory at Wembley thanks to a double from Danny Welbeck and goals from Rickie Lambert and Steven Gerrard, keeping pace with Ukraine

By Greg Stobart at Wembley

  • Joe Hart
    18
    12
    2.50

    Joe Hart

    Would have been relieved given recent performances that he had virtually nothing to do.

  • Ashley Cole
    19
    11
    2.50

    Ashley Cole

    Comfortable night for the left-back. Solid defensively and always looked to join attacks. Substituted at half-time.

  • Gary Cahill
    18
    10
    2.50

    Gary Cahill

    Dominant in the air and never troubled by the Moldova attack.

  • Kyle Walker
    13
    18
    3.00

    Kyle Walker

    Dangerous cross early on and continued to bomb forward until the last minute. Never troubled defensively.

  • Phil Jagielka
    8
    13
    2.50

    Phil Jagielka

    Easy night for the Everton man. Good positioning and comfortable on the ball starting attacks.

  • Frank Lampard
    29
    11
    3.00

    Frank Lampard

    A strong performance in central midfield and made things happen around the edge of the box. Set up Gerrard's opener and continued to make customary late runs into the box. Tested the goalkeeper with a powerful header.

  • Jack Wilshere
    36
    16
    3.00

    Jack Wilshere

    Class act in central midfield as he drifted past challenges and initiated England attacks. Went close in the first-half with a right-footed strike before being replaced by Barkley in the 59th minute.

  • Steven Gerrard
    60
    16
    3.50

    Steven Gerrard

    The captain opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a rasping low strike from 25 yards. Sat in midfield with tactical discipline and his passing was crisp and accurate.

  • Danny Welbeck
    43
    29
    4.00

    Danny Welbeck Top of the Match

    Two beautifully taken goals that showed the quality of his touch and movement. Always alert to opportunities and had chances to claim a hat-trick late on.

  • Rickie Lambert
    67
    4
    3.50

    Rickie Lambert

    Continued his excellent start to his international career with his second goal two caps, a close range header in the first-half. Lovely long pass to Welbeck for England's third goal and led the line with assurance.

  • Theo Walcott
    20
    16
    2.50

    Theo Walcott

    The Arsenal man's pace in behind always caused Moldova problems, although his final ball was sometimes wayward. Powerful shot forced England's second goal of the night.

Substitutions

  • Leighton Baines
    13
    8
    2.50

    Leighton Baines

    Came on for Cole at half-time and delivered some dangerous crosses into the box with his left foot.

  • James Milner
    7
    14
    2.50

    James Milner

    Took up a position on the left wing and was full of running after replacing Lambert 20 minutes from time. Missed excellent late chance from six yards.

  • Stanislav Namasco
    2
    14
    1.00

    Stanislav Namasco Flop of the Match

    A nightmare evening for the goalkeeper, who was overawed by the occasion as England peppered his goal. Massive mistakes for the second and third England goals.

  • Aleksandr Epureanu
    0
    8
    1.50

    Aleksandr Epureanu

    Poor communication with his goalkeeper for England's third goal and struggled to cope with the hosts' attacking movement throughout.

  • Igor Armas
    0
    8
    2.00

    Igor Armas

    Virtually statuesque in the Moldova defence as England ripped through the visitors' defence.

  • Semion Bulgaru
    0
    7
    2.00

    Semion Bulgaru

    Sat in front if the Moldova defence but offered very little protection for the back four. Replaced in the 57th minute by Suvorov.

  • Vitalie Bordian
    0
    7
    1.50

    Vitalie Bordian

    The right-back generally handled one-on-one situations but failed to handle Welbeck's runs inside him.

  • Victor Golovatenco
    0
    6
    2.50

    Victor Golovatenco

    On the whole, did a decent job up against Walcott's pace but allowed crosses into the box too easily on a couple of occasions.

  • Alexandru Antoniuc
    0
    6
    2.00

    Alexandru Antoniuc

    Worked hard defensively on the right flank but never offered any attacking threat.

  • Alexandru Dedov
    0
    6
    2.50

    Alexandru Dedov

    Ineffectual game on the left side as he made little impact and caused the England defence no problems.

  • Artur Ionita
    0
    7
    2.50

    Artur Ionita

    Off the pace early on before being replaced due to injury in the 19th minute.

  • Eugen Sidorenco
    1
    7
    2.00

    Eugen Sidorenco

    Showed some nice touches on the rare occasion he had a little time and space in possession. Mainly reduced to closing down England defenders and very isolated.

Substitutions

  • Alexandru Onica
    0
    6
    2.00

    Alexandru Onica

    Replaced Ionita in the 19th minute. Lacked creativity on the ball but worked hard to close down the England midfielders.

  • Alexandru Suvorov
    2
    4
    2.50

    Alexandru Suvorov

    Fared little better than Bulgaru after coming on in the 57th minute.

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