Hodgson: Liverpool's Gerrard playing like true England captain

England coach Roy Hodgson hailed Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard after another captain's performance for victory over Ukraine.
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England coach Roy Hodgson hailed Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard after another captain's performance for victory over Ukraine.

Gerrard collected the man-of-the-match award after delivering the cross for Wayne Rooney's goal.

"You've got to single Steven out," he said.

"He has built up to this man of the match award in the previous two games as well, playing a captain's innings throughout.

"The back four were very good today, and the goalkeeper, they kept their shape and discipline extremely well.

"Although there were shots at our goal, they were from distance and didn't really necessitate (Joe) Hart to make saves.

"It was a game to praise the team performance."

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