England Beat Switzerland 2-0 in Euro Qualifier

Danny Welbeck hit both goals as England brushed Switzerland aside to earn some much-needed respite from scathing criticism recently.

updated: September 09, 2014 08:57 IST
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Danny Welbeck celebrates one of his two goals against Switzerland.

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Basel: Danny Welbeck scored twice to give England respite from criticism and a deserved 2-0 win at Switzerland in their European Championship qualifying opener on Monday.

Welbeck finished off Raheem Sterling's pass on a fast counter-attack in the 58th minute and slotted in a right-footed shot deep into stoppage time.

England's lead was preserved in the 70th by defender Gary Cahill sliding to block Josip Drmic's shot after the Swiss substitute dribbled around goalkeeper Joe Hart.

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