Oct 8, 2016 at 5pm UK at ​Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 81,718

2-0

Sturridge (29'), Alli (38')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Borg (55')
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate looks on during the match against USA Under-23s on September 3, 2015
Result: Southgate reign starts with win over Malta
England ease to a 2-0 win over Malta to make it two wins from two in their World Cup qualifying campaign and get Gareth Southgate off to a winning start as manager.
Reaction
Wayne Rooney in action during England training on October 4, 2016
John Stones: 'Wayne Rooney was brilliant against Malta'
England defender John Stones claims that Wayne Rooney has been "brilliant" in each of his 117 appearances for the national team, despite recent criticism.
Oct 9, 22:43
Jordan Henderson of Liverpool FC passes the ball during the international friendly match between Adelaide United and Liverpool FC at Adelaide Oval on July 20, 2015
Jordan Henderson defends under-fire Wayne Rooney
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson defends under-fire England captain Wayne Rooney, who is once again in the spotlight.
Oct 9, 18:12
Wayne Rooney of England applauds the supporters after his team's 1-2 defeat in the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France
Gareth Southgate 'bemused' by Wayne Rooney boos
Interim England boss Gareth Southgate criticises the supporters that booed Wayne Rooney in Saturday's 2-0 win over Malta.
Oct 8, 21:24
Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring during the FA Cup game between Shrewsbury Town and Manchester United on February 22, 2016
Gareth Southgate hails "outstanding" Jesse Lingard
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate is effusive in his praise for the "outstanding" Jesse Lingard following his international debut against Malta.
Oct 8, 19:49
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Andrew Hogg: 'Malta can be satisfied'
Malta goalkeeper Andrew Hogg says that his team 'can be satisfied' with their performance during Saturday's 2-0 defeat to England.
Oct 8, 19:40
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate looks on during his side's match against Croatia Under-21 on October 10, 2014
Gareth Southgate "pleased" with England win over Malta
England interim manager Gareth Southgate admits that his side should have beaten Malta by more, but insists that he is "pleased" with the 2-0 victory.
Oct 8, 19:34
Dele Alli misses the chance to nab the winner during the international friendly between Germany and England on March 26, 2016
Dele Alli: 'England need to be more clinical'
England midfielder Dele Alli concedes that the team lacked a clinical edge during their 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Malta at Wembley.
Oct 8, 19:25
Jordan Henderson of England in action during the International Friendly match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium on March 5, 2014
Jordan Henderson: 'We should have scored more'
England midfielder Jordan Henderson admits that his side should have scored more goals during their 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Malta at Wembley.
Oct 8, 19:19
The Match
Match Report
England ease to a 2-0 win over Malta to make it two wins from two in their World Cup qualifying campaign and get Gareth Southgate off to a winning start as manager.
Live Commentary
Relive England's 2-0 win over Malta as goals from Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli gets Gareth Southgate's reign off to a winning start at Wembley.
Team News
Jesse Lingard is handed his England debut as Gareth Southgate names his XI to face Malta.
Build-up
Interim manager Gareth Southgate watches on during England training on October 4, 2016
Gareth Southgate wants "brave" performance from England players
Gareth Southgate is desperate to leave supporters 'excited' come full time in England's World Cup qualifier with minnows Malta at Wembley Stadium this evening.
Oct 8, 13:49
Theo Walcott of England celebrates scoring during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E qualifying match between England and Estonia at Wembley on October 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Theo Walcott: 'England players need nasty streak'
England winger Theo Walcott insists that players will not be afraid to speak up if the team are performing below their expected level.
Oct 7, 22:36
Gary Cahill demonstrates his remarkable drinking skills during the Premier League game between Hull City and Chelsea on October 1, 2016
England "monitoring" ill Gary Cahill
England defender Gary Cahill emerges as a doubt for the World Cup qualifier against Malta after missing training due to a sore throat.
Oct 7, 20:17
Theo Walcott of England in action during the International Friendly match between Italy and England at Juventus Stadium on March 31, 2015
Gareth Southgate confirms Theo Walcott start
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate confirms that Theo Walcott will start his side's World Cup qualifier against Malta at Wembley.
Oct 7, 20:05
Theo Walcott in action during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Basel on September 28, 2016
Theo Walcott refuses to dwell on the past
Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott insists that his sole focus is on the next match as he looks to continue the form that has seen him score four goals in four games.
Oct 7, 19:25
Theo Walcott of England celebrates scoring during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E qualifying match between England and Estonia at Wembley on October 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Theo Walcott calls for England to "be brave"
England winger Theo Walcott urges his side to "be brave" and "go for it" during their World Cup qualifier against Malta at Wembley.
Oct 7, 19:12
Theo Walcott of England in action during the International Friendly match between Italy and England at Juventus Stadium on March 31, 2015
Theo Walcott: 'We want fans to enjoy English football again'
Theo Walcott says that he and his England teammates want to make English football enjoyable again ahead of tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Malta.
Oct 7, 18:58
Wayne Rooney in action during England training on October 4, 2016
Gareth Southgate quiet on Wayne Rooney position for England qualifier
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate refuses to reveal whether Wayne Rooney will play up front or in midfield against Malta.
Oct 7, 18:46
Big John Stones in action during the international friendly between England and Turkey on May 22, 2016
John Stones praises Gareth Southgate, Wayne Rooney
John Stones hails caretaker England manager Gareth Southgate and the continued impact of skipper Wayne Rooney.
Oct 5, 14:57
Gary Cahill of England celebrates after Jack Wilshere of England scored their first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier between Slovenia and England on at the Stozice Arena on June 14, 2015
Gary Cahill welcomes England competition
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill insists that he welcomes competition for places at international level following Michael Keane's call-up to the side.
Oct 4, 16:22
Big John Stones in action during the international friendly between England and Turkey on May 22, 2016
Gary Cahill: 'John Stones can be huge for England'
England defender Gary Cahill believes that teammate John Stones will become a "huge player" for his country in the future.
Oct 4, 16:14
Gary Cahill of England celebrates after Jack Wilshere of England scored their first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier between Slovenia and England on at the Stozice Arena on June 14, 2015
Gary Cahill: '50th England cap would be proud moment'
England defender Gary Cahill is hopeful of winning his 50th cap for his country during the upcoming qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia.
Oct 4, 15:58
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate looks on during his side's match against Croatia Under-21 on October 10, 2014
Gary Cahill "looking forward" to Gareth Southgate reign
England defender Gary Cahill says that he is "looking forward" to working with interim manager Gareth Southgate.
Oct 4, 15:29
Wayne Rooney of England shows his dejection after his team's 1-2 defeat in the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France
Wayne Rooney: 'England have to win both World Cup qualifiers'
England captain Wayne Rooney talks up the importance of taking maximum points from the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia.
Oct 4, 15:09
Liverpool's Adam Lallana during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2016
Jurgen Klopp rules Adam Lallana out of England duty
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirms that Adam Lallana will miss England's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia due to injury.
Oct 1, 22:14
Marcus Rashford looks on before making his England debut against Australia at the Stadium of Light on May 27, 2016
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford set for England recall
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is expected to be recalled to the England squad by interim manager Gareth Southgate.
Oct 1, 20:59



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