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Depleted England squad presents opportunities to Sterling, Livermore and Lallana

So, the performance was ok, the result could have been worse and England finished the game with 10 men. Roy Hodgson's side will probably be able to make do without Steven Gerrard for the game against San Marino.

Hodgson's England squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Moldova and Ukraine was affected by a number of withdrawals.

Raheem Sterling, Jake Livermore and Adam Lallana were added to the squad ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.

John Terry was included in Hodgson's 24-man squad for the games against Moldova and Ukraine, having missed Chelsea's recent victory over Newcastle with a neck injury, but was ruled out for the game against Ukraine after limping off against Moldova late on with an sprained ankle.

Ryan Bertrand and Jack Butland were also in Hodgson's squad, but Manchester City's new signing Jack Rodwell was not included, as he was involved in Stuart Pearce's Under 21s squad.


Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Birmingham City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), John Terry (Chelsea), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).

Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).

Additional players called in for Ukraine game: Raheem Sterling, Jake Livermore, Adam Lallana.

England's remaining 2012 fixtures:

October 12: World Cup qualifier v San Marino (Wembley)

October 16: World Cup qualifier v Poland (Warsaw)

November 14: Friendly v Sweden (Stockholm)

By Mark Roach

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