[Teams] England vs Malta: Liverpool & Spurs Stars Start With Rooney & Walcott
Gareth Southgate will be hoping to make a positive start to life as England manager when the Three Lions take on Malta at Wembley this evening.
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney starts in a deeper midfield role while club mate Jesse Lingard lines-up in attack along with Arsenal’s in-form Theo Walcott.
Joe Hart starts between the sticks while John Stones is joined in defence by Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, Tottenham’s Kyle Walker and Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand.
Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson starts in midfield while Daniel Sturridge leads the line up front with Dele Alli in support.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Hart, Walker, Stones, Cahill, Bertrand, Rooney, Henderson, Walcott, Alli, Lingard, Sturridge
Subs: Smalling, Forster, Rose, Dier, Keane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Antonio, Vardy, Rashford, Townsend, Heaton.
Hogg; Borg, Z.Muscat, Agius, Camilleri, A.Muscat; Kristensen, Sciberras, Fenech; Effiong, Schembri.
Subs: Bonello, Zerafa, Failla, Mifsud, Rowen Muscat, Pisani, Farrugia, Scerri, Scicluna
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