Brace boys have Wembley hopes
Monday, 12 October, 2009
After Under-21s doubles, Andy Carroll and Zavon Hines aim for Wembley call
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After their braces against Macedonia in the 6-3 win on Friday night, England Under-21s strikers Andy Carroll and Zavon Hines spoke to TheFA.com.
And the pair were in jubilant mood after helping Stuart pearce's men seal the win and the valuable three points in their Euro 2011 Qualifying Group Nine.
“I’m obviously happy with my first start and two goals,” said Newcastle man Carroll. “And I’m pleased with the way I played and the team played.
"I thought everyone played well and we stuck together when they came back level and tried to score goals but we didn’t let that happen.”
And Hines was just as pleased after hitting his first two goals in what was his Under-21s debut.
“I feel very happy to have come on, but even happier to score two goals,” said the West Ham youngster who made a scoring return to the Ricoh Arena where he enjoyed a month on loan in 2008.
“It’s good to be back and to score two goals, words can’t express how I feel. It’s a good feeling to score for you country.”
And with a huge game for The Three Lions at Wembley, against Portugal, next month, Hines hopes his double has put him in Stuart Pearce plans.
“I can’t say that, but I just hope I have. It’s up to the manager at the end of the day.”
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1 Scott Loach, 2 Micah Richards (c), 3 Kieran Gibbs, 4 Jack Rodwell, 5 James Tomkins, 6 Michael Mancienne, 7 Tom Cleverley, 8 Jack Wilshere, 9 Andy Carroll (18 Danny Welbeck, 90), 10 Theo Walcott (16 Zavon Hines, 46), 11 Danny Rose (14 Fabrice Muamba, 69)
Subs 12 Chris Smalling, 13 Frank Fielding, 15 Junior Stanislas, 17 Daniel Sturridge
Coach Stuart Pearce
Macedonia 1 Kristijan Naumovski, 2 Daniel Georgievski, 3 Aleksandar Lazevksi (18 Ilija Nestorovski, 72), 4 Dragan Stojkov, 5 Vladimir Dimitrovski (c), 6 Goran Bogdanovic, 7 Betim Aliju, 8 Muarem Muarem, 9 Mirko Ivanovski (14 Aleksandar Stankov, 90+3), 10 Agim Ibraimi, 11 Goran Siljanovski (16 Marko Kostencovski, 64)
Subs 12 Marko Jovanovski, 13 Jani Urdinov, 15 Stefan Spirovski, 17 Sedat Berisa
Coach Boban Babunski
Match Officials (all France)
Referee Fredy Fautrel
Assistant Referees Fredji Harchay and Cyril Gringore
Fourth Official Ruddy Buquet