Danny Welbeck says England stayed calm after goalless first half against Montenegro
England 4-1 Montenegro
2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
8pm, Friday 11 October 2013
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Danny Welbeck revealed his satisfaction with England’s patient approach as they eventually eased to a 4-1 win over Montenegro
All four of our goals came in a rampant second half, with Wayne Rooney, debutant Andros Townsend and Daniel Sturridge getting on the scoresheet – alongside a Bosko Brankovic own goal.
Roy Hodgson’s men now need just one more win, against Poland on Tuesday, to book a place at next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil.
And Welbeck said he was happy with the way the penultimate qualifier unravelled.
He told FATV: “It was a game of patience. We had to be patient with our play and keep the tempo up, make sure we do the right things.
“We had to be careful as well, as they have some players who could have caught us on the counter-attack. But early in the second half we got the goals and we were pleased with that.
Welbeck continued: “We knew we wanted to go out there and get the three points.
“That was the main thing. We had to be patient and not to over-do things and thankfully we did that.
“It's been a great night tonight, so let's make sure Tuesday's even better.”
The Manchester United forward also reserved a word of praise for debutant Andros Townsend, who capped his England bow with a goal and a man-of-the-match performance.
He added: “For him to come in and make his debut, start right wing in such an important game for England he's taken in his stride.
“The way he played I don't think many defenders could deal with him. His pace, his determination to get past players, the way he drove the team forward was incredible. It was a great debut for him.”