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Comment: Time for the tandem act of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to come to an end for England

The duplication of their midfield roles makes England look one-paced

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 15 October 2013

Gerrard: I’m ready to banish those nightmares of 2007

<p>Andros Townsend</p>
<p>Perfect evening. His run down the right made the first goal before his brilliant strike made the game safe. 9</p>

England v Poland: Tottenham winger Andros Townsend vows not to get carried away following 'perfect debut' for England

The 22-year-old scored a stunning goal against Montenegro to cap a fine display

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England v Poland: Everton left-back Leighton Baines is a man on a mission to oust Ashley Cole from England permanently

Leighton Baines has played second fiddle to Ashley Cole for four years. But now Everton’s left-back is a man on a mission

Hodgson has nine men unavailable from what is his likely first-choice squad

England expected to attack from the start against Poland

Manager, Roy Hodgson, wants positive start to calm nerves of players and spectators

Perfect evening. His run down the right made the first goal before his brilliant strike made the game safe.

The Calvin report: The making of Andros Townsend

Winger is a product of John McDermott’s outstanding Tottenham  Academy, where the emphasis is on the person as much as the skill

Raheem Sterling has been called up to the England squad for their final World Cup qualifier against Poland

England v Poland: Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling called up by Roy Hodgson after Tom Cleverley injury and Kyle Walker suspension

Either Phil Jones or Chris Smalling is likely to deputise for Walker, while Sterling has not featured for England since his debut last Novemenber

The England manager made an appearance on Saturday night's Match of the Day

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In conjunction with BT Sport's Life's A Pitch, we puts questions from readers of The Independent to the former England manager

Joe Hart

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Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker labels the majority of the FA's commission members as 'utterly pointless' and says he expected better appointments from chairman Greg Dyke

Former England captain expressed his concerns via his official Twitter account to criticise those on the task force apart from Glenn Hoddle

Montenegro's Branko Brnovic watches training at Wembley

England v Montenegro: Visiting coach tempers his words and his optimism ahead of Wembley showdown

The Montenegro coach, Branko Brnovic, resisted the temptation to tear into England for a second time as he contemplates the monumental task of leading his patched-up team to victory at Wembley and possibly taking over top spot in World Cup qualifying Group H.

The Sport Matrix: Friday 11 October 2013

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Steven Gerrard wants England to beat Montenegro and Poland to secure their qualification for the 2014 World Cup

Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard would welcome reduction in foreign players in the Premier League

England trails in terms of the percentage of homegrown players playing domestically in comparison to Spain and Germany

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Bernstein criticised Redknapp for his comments in his autobiography and also hit out at the timing of its release ahead of England's important World Cup qualifiers

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