Man Utd striker Welbeck hits England winner

Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck struck the winner for England in victory over Belgium last night.

Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck struck the winner for England in victory over Belgium last night.

Welbeck raced onto Ashley Young's precise through-ball before dinking smartly over Simon Mignolet on 36 minutes to give England a lead they seldom looked likely to surrender.

Guillaume Gillet shaved the upright with a long-range strike and seemingly Tottenham-bound Jan Vertonghen headed over as Belgium searched for an equaliser, while substitute Jermain Defoe almost added a second for England as he struck the post after beating Mignolet.

England boss Roy Hodgson said: "I'm very pleased, it's been a hard week.

"There was a lot of disruption in the second half, some forced upon us, some we wanted to do.

"It was a very good Belgium side - arguably stronger than Norway."

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