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England coach Hodgson: We were always in control

England coach Roy Hodgson was delighted with their 4-1 win over Montenegro in their World Cup qualifier.

The result did not reflect the tension around Wembley, especially as England found out at half-time that rivals Ukraine had beaten Poland 1-0.

Asked if that had spurred them on, Hodgson said: "I don't think so. Even in the first half I thought we were very dominant.

"It wasn't easy to find a way past a well-drilled and well-organised Montenegro team, but we thought if we could just up the tempo a little bit around the penalty area and keep making those incisive runs in and around the penalty area that the goal chances would come.

"Luckily they did and we scored. The 2-1 was a bit of a cold shower for us because we had about three chances to go 3-0 up and when they scored to make it 2-1 we were a bit concerned.

"But luckily Townsend stepped in and got a great goal for us."

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