Andros Townsend elated after capping his England debut with a stunning strike
England 4-1 Montenegro
2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
8pm, Friday 11 October 2013
Andros Townsend was delighted with his goalscoring man-of-the-match debut against Montenegro
The Tottenham winger was handed his England bow by Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson and capped his first start with a stunning long-range effort.
Townsend was outstanding as the hosts claimed the first of two victories required to send them to next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.
It was his surge down the right which led to Wayne Rooney's opening goal and the 22-year-old Spurs star then fired a spectacular long-range effort to ease England's nerves when the score was 2-1.
The result means Hodgson's men will confirm their place at next year's showpiece if they can beat Poland at Wembley on Tuesday.
And Townsend said: "I'm obviously delighted to cap my England debut off with a goal and more importantly to get the three points. Roll on Tuesday!"
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill also praised Townsend's display. He said: "Every time Andros got the ball he was positive.
"Every time he got the ball he looked to create or get at the full-back. When we're at home and we have such good players, teams tend to sit back and defend.
"It's then when pace and a bit of positivity can really make the difference. We needed that spark to give us something world-class and create something out of the blue, and he gave us that for the first goal."