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Andros helps England book place in Brazil

15 October 2013|Tottenham Hotspur

Andros Townsend shone again as England secured an automatic qualifying place in next summer's World Cup Finals with a 2-0 win against Poland at Wembley on Tuesday night.

The flying winger marked his debut with a man-of-the-match display and a goal in Friday's win against Montenegro and his performance against Poland wasn't far behind as the Three Lions completed the two wins in two required in the last round of qualifiers.

Once again, Andros took on his full-back all night and was a constant threat in an open encounter packed with chances at both ends.

He forced the first serious save of the game in the 10th minute from Wojciech Szczesny and then saw his 25-yard curler cannon back off the post with Szczesny rooted to the spot.

Andros helped keep the pressure on Poland and England found the breakthrough just before the interval when Wayne Rooney glanced home Leighton Baines' fine cross.

His relentless runs down the right flank continued to put Poland on the back foot in the second half and England finally put the issue beyond doubt when Steven Gerrard scored the second goal two minutes from time.

Andros was replaced by James Milner in the 87th minute - he won't forget his first two England caps in a hurry!

Jermain Defoe remained an unused substitute.