• England v Montenegro

Townsend given England debut

ESPN staff
October 11, 2013

Andros Townsend has been given his first senior England start by manager Roy Hodgson against Montenegro at Wembley.

Townsend was handed a shock start after the earlier withdrawal of Tom Cleverley, who was ruled out due to a calf injury.

Steven Gerrard's inclusion means he will equal Sir Bobby Charlton's haul of 106 caps for his nation. Jack Wilshere has to settle for a place on the bench.

England: Hart, Walker Jagielka, Cahill, Baines, Gerrard Lampard, Townsend, Rooney, Welbeck, Sturridge

Subs: Ruddy, Forster, Smalling, Gibbs, Jones, Carrick, Milner, Barkley, Wilshere, Defoe, Lambert

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