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Jermain Defoe's England return a 'great story', says Gareth Southgate

Monday, 27 March 2017 12:38
Jermain Defoe's England return a 'great story', says Gareth Southgate

Jermain Defoe's return to the England squad is a "great story" according to manager Gareth Southgate after the striker scored in Sunday's 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Lithuania. The Sunderland forward, 34, made his first England appearance since November 2013 and marked the occasion with the opening goal in the 21st minute.

"I'm pleased for Defoe he got the goal," said Southgate. "The bigger picture for us was his contribution throughout the camp."

England created few clear-cut chances after Defoe's opener, but managed to breach the last line of defence once more in the 66th minute when substitute Jamie Vardy scored with his first touch.

 

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