Three Lions midfielder looks back on the 5-0 win away in Moldova, and his first goal
England v Moldova
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil qualifier
8pm, Friday 6 September
Live on ITV
The last time England faced Moldova James Milner bagged his first goal at senior level and now he wants to add to his tally.
The Three Lions kicked off their World Cup qualifying campaign away in Chisinau exactly a year ago.
Two first-half goals from Frank Lampard and one from Jermain Defoe gave Roy Hodgson's men the perfect start and then up stepped Milner.
A patient move on the edge of the Moldovan box was completed when the Manchester City midfielder drilled home from 18 yards.
Leighton Baines sealed a 5-0 victory late on, and Milner was pleased with their first night on the road to Brazil, and his goal in particular.
"It was a good performance away from home. Some people might say it's an easy game on paper, but until you go there you realise how tough it can be," admitted Milner.
"It's massive for these teams to play against England, so they always raise their games.
"That performance was a big one for us, we played well as a squad, everyone contributed and to get on the scoresheet as well was great."
He continued: "I'd been so close before that at Wembley a number of times, hitting the inside of posts, outside of posts, the keeper's pulled off saves.
"I'm a bit frustrated that I've only scored once for England but that's one area I hope to improve on.
"I work hard on my finishing and see myself as a goal threat but for whatever reason it hasn't happened for England."
England now prepare for the arrival of the Moldovans at Wembley Stadium for the return fixture on Friday.
Milner is expecting a tough test but believes the Three Lions have enough to get an important victory that would spur them on to next weeks visit to Ukraine.
"Wembley always lifts visiting teams, when Moldova come here they don't get to play at Wembley as often as we do, so we're very lucky. It might be a once in a lifetime thing for their players and they'll be giving absolutely everything.
"It makes it difficult, but we're England and we know it can be tough until we get the first goal. It can be frustrating trying to beak them down but if we can move the ball around and play the right way, we're confident that we can get that important goal.
"That can then create holes as they look to get something back, which we can then try to penetrate."
A full interview with Milner is in the official England v Moldova match programme, which will be available to buy at Wembley on Friday or you can order it online via www.TheFA.com/programmes
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