World Cup qualifying analysis

Tactics Board

September 7, 2012
By Richard Jolly

Something similar was also something very different. England's most emphatic win under Roy Hodgson was secured with a flourish as a team who had played without the ball in the summer prospered with it.

But it began with a throwback. While Hodgson revisited England's history by pairing Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in the centre of midfield, he also revived a tactic from the recent past. His starting line-up and system were reminiscent of the side selected ...

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