Southampton striker Rodriguez makes England history

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez became the 1,200th player to be capped by England against Chile last week.

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez became the 1,200th player to be capped by England against Chile last week.

England had capped 1,197 before Friday’s defeat against the Chileans at Wembley when manager Roy Hodgson handed debuts to Fraser Forster, Adam Lallana and Rodriguez to quietly pass the milestone on a night when not much went right.

It was May 2000 when Gareth Barry made his debut as a substitute against Ukraine to become the 1,100th England player and Neil Webb was the 1,000th when he won the first of his 26 caps, against West Germany in September 1987.

 
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