England vs Malta live: Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli give Gareth Southgate a winning start

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England began life under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate with a 2-0 victory over Malta Wembley in their second 2018 World Cup qualifier, having seen former manager Sam Allardyce resign following the investigation into corruption in football. Re-lkive the action here here.


England: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Stones, Bertrand; Henderson, Rooney, Alli, Walcott, Sturridge, Lingard.

Subs: Smalling, Forster, Rose, Dier, Keane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Antonio, Vardy, Rashford, Townsend, Heaton.

Malta: Hogg; Zach Muscat, Agius, Camilleri; Borg, Kristensen, Sciberras, Fenech, Alex Muscat; Schembri, Effiong.

Subs: Zerafa, Failla, Mifsud, Muscat, Pisani, Bonello, Farrugia, Scerri, Scicluna.

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