England travel to Tallinn on Sunday to take on Estonia as they look to register their third consecutive victory on the road to the 2016 European Championships.
As expected, there were no heroics against the minnows of San Marino on Thursday as England cruised to a 5-0 victory. Manager Roy Hodgson could not have learnt much about his side, but he admits that he faces a selection dilemma for this match after the performances of Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who both came on at half time at Wembley.
The duo, who were teammates at Southampton earlier in their career, added the dynamism and quick passing football that was promised by England at the start of the match, but had been lacking in the first period.
That win, coupled with the landmark success in Switzerland in September, leaves England in an extremely comfortable position in Group E after only two rounds of fixtures. The Swiss came unstuck again on Thursday, losing in Slovenia, meaning that complacency now appears to be the Three Lions’ main obstacle in their attempts to finish top of the section.
Hodgson is wary of an Estonia side which has been known to cause the odd surprise in recent years, particularly when they came from nowhere to reach the play-offs for Euro 2012. Their World Cup qualifying campaign was not quite so impressive, but they did manage to beat Slovenia on match day one before being edged out by Lithuania in their latest encounter.
All that said, England should still be expected to win this one, and Hodgson could make changes from the San Marino game, but he has no new injury problems with Fabian Delph having fully recovered from an ankle knock.
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