Confirmed – England line-up v Montenegro

Here is the team Roy Hodgson has gone with for the World Cup qualifier against Montenegro this evening, kick-off at 20:00 GMT.

Starting Team: 1. Joe Hart, 2. Glen Johnson, 3. Ashley Cole, 4. Steven Gerrard (c), 5. Joleon Lescott, 6. Chris Smalling, 7. James Milner, 8. Michael Carrick, 9. Danny Welbeck, 10. Wayne Rooney, 11. Tom Cleverley.

Subs: 12. Kyle Walker, 13. Ben Foster, 14. Leighton Baines, 15. Steven Caulker, 16. Frank Lampard, 17. Scott Parker, 18. Leon Osman, 19. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, 20. Ashley Young, 21. Jermain Defoe, 22. Daniel Sturridge, 23. Fraser Forster.

England go into this game on the back of that fantastic 8-0 thumping of San Marino on Friday night. The side trails Montenegro at the top of Group H by two points but a win here will put England in the driving seat and eradicate the lottery of the World Cup play-offs.

There is added motivation for England going into this game after accusations from the Montenegro coach that the team is arrogant and nothing more than a long ball side, predictable and easy to pick off. However, England have only conceded two goals in qualifying so far and they’re going for their fourth win.

What is your prediction?

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