Gareth Southgate registered a win in his first game as England manager as he saw the Three Lions seal a 2-0 comfortable victory over Malta during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers at Wembley on 8 October.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring just before the half hour mark. A brilliant cross from club teammate Jordan Henderson saw the former Manchester City and Chelsea man heading the ball into the corner to give his side the lead.

Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli doubled the lead in the 38th minute which was sufficient for the English side to seal a victory over Malta. Southgate would be delighted to start his new role with a win and he will be hoping for the same result in the remaining three games of his reign.

The Football Association (FA) appointed Southgate as the interim manager and will be managing the Three Lions' fixtures until the end of this calendar year. This after Sam Allardyce resigned from his post as England manager after 67 days, following a newspaper sting. England face Slovenia in the next World Cup qualifiers on 11 October.

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Daniel Sturridge celebrates with his teammates after scoring England's first goal against Malta Getty

IBTimes UK have compiled some of the best Twitter reaction after England's 2-0 victory over Malta.

Rooney lost possession more times (25) than any other England player against a dire team. A formerly world class player who is now finished.

— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) October 9, 2016

Rooney's finished for England and United, but booing him is pathetic. It's not like he's Fellaini, Alli or Townsend.#MUFC #Eng #THFC #CPFC

— AxAs (@AxAs23) October 8, 2016

Sadly, England weren't that brave...

— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) October 8, 2016

87 - England have had 87 shots (inc. blocks) over their last four international games, scoring just four goals in the process. Peppered.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 8, 2016

Opta: Jordan Henderson completed 165 passes for England. Whole Malta team managed 160

— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) October 8, 2016

The most exciting part any England game is always the final whistle

— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) October 8, 2016

September: Scotland score five past Malta. 😎

October: England score two past Malta. 😳

— bet365 (@bet365) October 8, 2016

Hendo might've been on the cover of FIFA but winning MOTM for England will make him prouder than even winning the league with LFC 😂😂

— UNILAD Sport (@UNILADFooty) October 8, 2016

Joe Hart is forced to make a save from a volley as England fail to deal with the...

— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) October 8, 2016

The best striker to ever wear an England shirt. ⚽️🇧🇷

— Football Stuff (@FootbalIStuff) October 8, 2016

Wayne Rooney got nutmegged by a plumber this evening... #ENGMAL

— BigSport (@BigSportGB) October 8, 2016

England fans staging a light show with their phones. It's so bad they think they are watching Coldplay. #ENGMAL

— John Brewin (@JohnBrewin_) October 8, 2016