England starting line-up to face Moldova announced

Southampton's Rickie Lambert comes in for Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, to partner Manchester United man Danny Welbeck in attack.

England have named their starting line-up for Friday's World Cup qualifier against Moldova.

While it is a game on paper England are expected to win easily, injuries to key men such as Wayne Rooney and the in-form Daniel Sturridge have made the task that much more difficult.

Roy Hodgson has taken the step of announcing the team a day in advance of the match, and it is as follows:

Hart, Walker, Cahill, Jagielka, Cole, Gerrard (c), Lampard, Wilshere, Walcott, Welbeck, Lambert.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will be vital in terms of his energy in the middle of the park, alongside the experienced duo of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.

Rickie Lambert gets his first ever international start after coming off the bench to score the winner in a friendly at Wembley last month in the 3-2 win over Scotland.

What do you think of Hodgson's side? Is it the right selection and will England win?

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