Roy Hodgson has handed full England debuts to Jamie Vardy and Jonjo Shelvey for the Euro 2016 qualifier in San Marino this evening.
Leicester City striker Vardy is preferred to Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane after scoring two goals in his opening four Premier League games of the season.
The former Fleetwood Town forward partners Wayne Rooney up front as England’s skipper goes chasing Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time scoring record.
The Manchester United striker needs one goal to go level with Charlton on 49, after the same 106 caps, and two to become England’s most prolific scorer.
Swansea City’s Shelvey is given a chance with Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere missing. Like Vardy, his only previous Three Lions appearance came as a substitute.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ross Barkley also benefit from England’s midfield injury crisis, with Adam Lallana sidelined and Raheem Sterling saved for the visit of Switzerland on Tuesday.
Luke Shaw returns at left-back after an impressive start to the season with United, while John Stones partners Everton teammate Phil Jagielka in defence as Chelsea’s Gary Cahill is rested.
San Marino are yet to pick up a single point in qualifying, while England have 21 out of a possible 21.
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