Euro 2016: Switzerland 0-2 England – Danny On The Double As Three Lions Roar In Basel (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

8th, September 2014


By Alan Duffy

Switzerland 0-2 England – Euro 2016 Qualifiers – 8th September 2014


A brace from Danny Welbeck secured a superb win for England in Switzerland. The results already puts the Three Lions in the driving seat for a place in the Euro 2016 finals and overall it was a far more positive performance than the 1-0 win against Norway.

The visitors were put under pressure on a number of occasions throughout the game, with Joe Hart saving twice from Haris Seferovic and Gary Cahill making a vital goal-line clearance. However, overall the English looked solid, with Raheem Sterling at the front of a midfield diamond and Jack Wilshere at the back. To be honest, I think the Arsenal midfielder would be better served far further up the pitch but he still put in an impressive shift.

The goals came in the second-half, on 58 and 90 minutes. Sterling set up the first, crossing for Welbeck who shinned home from close-range. Then, at the death, England broke again and after good work from Rickie Lambert, Welbeck produced a superb composed finish to seal the deal for Roy Hodgson’s men.

A performance which bodes well for the future, Hodgson will be happy to have put a few days of negativity behind him while in striker Welbeck, both England and Arsenal have a player who could be key this season.


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Photos: PA

Highlights: Footytube

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  1. Jarren says:

    Welback has always performed better for England than for United.

    I wish him all the best for his Gunners career, maybe Giroud being injured will be the best thing that’s ever happened to Danny.

  2. Jarren says:


    Welback? Good god I need to lay off the sauce when commenting.

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