VIDEO: Liverpool recruit Rickie Lambert's thumping England goal

Rickie Lambert

Liverpool's latest strike addition, erstwhile Southampton don Rickie Lambert, scored a belter for England against Ecuador. Final result: 2-2.

Liverpool's summer acquisition Rickie Lambert, who signed from Southampton in a £4m deal earlier this month, netted a cracker of a strike to take England to 2-1 in the 51st minute against Ecuador, the second of their three international friendly matches in the build-up to the FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.

Roy Hodgson's Three Lions were more precise with their shooting earlier today, Wednesday inside the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, than they were last Friday, at Wembley Stadium and Lambert had numerous opportunities in the match to open his account - like in the 28th minute when he hit the post with a right-footed close-range effort.

His second-half shot, though, was a worldy, a highlight-reel stonker powerfully dispatched as he put his laces through the ball from approximately 15 yards out diagonally to the goalkeeper's left.

Lambert - who now has three international goals from five England appearances - also created a chance in the 6th minute, yet skipper Frank Lampard failed to turn it into an assist as his shot was wayward.

England next play on Saturday, June 7 as they take on Honduras in a final preparatory match prior to their first World Cup game, on June 14, against Italy in Group D.

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