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  • September 6, 2013
  • • 3:00 PM
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England 4-0 Moldova: Welbeck doubles up in comfortable Three Lions victory

England 4-0 Moldova: Welbeck doubles up in comfortable Three Lions victory

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Roy Hodgson's men were comfortable winners at Wembley, but a booking for Danny Welbeck soured the evening, ruling the Manchester United star out of Tuesday's clash with Ukraine

England strolled to a comfortable 4-0 win against Moldova in its World Cup 2014 qualifying group clash, keeping pace with Ukraine ahead of their vital meeting on Tuesday.

Steven Gerrard broke the deadlock with a low, powerful strike in the 12th minute and, from then on, the hosts looked completely in control, meeting the expectations of a less-than-full Wembley.

Rickie Lambert, making his first international start, continued his 100-percent scoring record at international level with a simple header midway through the first half before turning provider twice for Danny Welbeck. The Manchester United youngster sped through a bewildered defense just before halftime and again finished coolly shortly afterwards.

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