Late goals in either halves from Theo Walcott and Raheem Sterling was enough to seal England’s 9th win of their Euro 2016 Qualifying campaign as they overcame Estonia at Wembley. In Wayne Rooney’s absence, Harry Kane and Theo Walcott were given the striker’s duties by Roy Hodgson and they looked at ease.
England dominated the first half as they had more of the ball and at times, they tried to score the perfect goal. Ross Barkley was at the heart of everything Three Lions did good on the night and it was not a surprise to see the Everton man provide the assist for England’s opening goal on the night.
Barkley threaded the ball for Walcott to control and slot home to put the hosts 1-0 up with the very last kick of first half.
Sterling, for his bit was quiet throughout the night but his goal in the second half would silence few of the critics, who have been beginning to raise concerns over his threat factor going forward.
England’s defense was barely tested tonight with Chris Smalling and Gary Cahill leading the lines with full-backs Ryan Bertrend and Nathaniel Clyne. They looked at ease against a pale attack, however, with the bigger tournament next year, Roy Hodgson needs to figure out his best team.