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"We obviously know that going to Scotland will be a hard game and Lithuania on the plastic [pitch] will be a different sort of test".

With 60 minutes played Defoe was replaced by Jamie Vardy as Wembley stood to applaud the Wearside hero, and six minutes later victory was sealed as the Leicester City striker made it 2-0.

England completely dominated possession but barely tested Ernestas Setkus's goal as their passing lacked pace.

Southgate faced some criticism for picking Defoe for his squad, but said that the veteran had been a great example for his younger players.

"I enjoyed it, it's been a good week", said the 34-year-old, who led the team out alongside Bradley Lowery - the terminally ill five-year-old Sunderland fan with whom he has formed such a bond.

For the second time in his global career, Joe Hart was given the captain's armband.

"It's obviously a proud moment to captain your country but I know my place in this team".

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Dier was not much better, while Joe Hart, despite having little to do, came very close to being embarrassed by the quick thinking of Nerijus Valskis in first-half stoppage-time to suggest maybe Pep Guardiola knew what he was doing when jettisoning the England goalkeeper last summer. Replays show the Lithuania forward about three yards offside!

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The Arsenal man was sloppiness personified, particularly during an opening 45 minutes when he continually gifted possession to the visitors. He was clearly offside but it wasn't flagged.

The Cherries endured a dismal start to 2017, especially given that main striker Callum Wilson suffered a season-ending injury, and a second major injury in as many seasons. He was allowed space and fired a left-footed shot which Hart saved easily. But there were more signs of Southgate's strategy to get Adam Lallana - whose touch was sublime again - and Dele Alli operating together between the lines. He was awarded England Player of the Year for 2016 and it is clear to see why.

The former Tottenham Hotspur striker, whose last England appearance had come in November 2013, has now scored 20 goals in 56 worldwide games.

His work rate and technique is unquestionable and he is an asset to the England squad. In the same pool, Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan was on target in Armenia's 2-0 win over Kazakhstan to keep up their hopes of taking the runners-up place.

"We would love to have scored five or six but we didn't but we won the game, we are top of the group and our goal is Russian Federation".

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