Defoe's goal delight
Saturday, 08 September, 2012
England striker reflects on a goal in his 50th game for the Three Lions.
England striker Jermain Defoe celebrated his 50th cap with a starting role and a goal as the Three Lions got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a flier.
The Spurs hitman notched England's third goal against Moldova to give Roy Hodgson's side an unassailable half-time lead, before second-half strikes from James Milner and Leighton Baines made it an impressive 5-0 victory.
Frank Lampard (two), James Milner and Leighton Baines were also on target as England launched their bid to reach the 2014 finals in Brazil in style.
"It was good to get a start, a 50th cap, a goal and a good win," said Defoe. "It was a great night for me.
"It was important to win the game and to be patient but the early goal helped. To get a goal as well was fantastic."
Defoe's goal in Chisinau followed on from his winner against Italy in Berne last month and the former West Ham and Portsmouth man knows that he needs to keep his goalscoring form going to secure his place in Hodgson's England thoughts.
"I've got two in two but I think everyone has got to keep proving themselves to be honest - not just me," he added.
"I'm sure all the lads would say that as well."
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