Jamie Carragher has lauded the performance of Liverpool team-mate Andy Carroll in England's victory over Sweden on Friday night and said the striker could hope to emulate Germany's Mario Gomez for club and country.
Former England captain Alan Shearer has implored Roy Hodgson to start Andy Carroll against Sweden on Friday, after their Group D opponents struggled to contain Ukraine's Andriy Shevchenko in their opening game.
Russia have been handed a suspended six-point deduction from their next European Championship qualifying campaign in the wake of disturbances by their fans before last Friday's opening Group A match against the Czech Republic.
Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish believes Patrice Evra's criticism of England's dour performance on Monday night was unjustified and insists manager Roy Hodgson would have been delighted with the draw in Donetsk.
Few managers at this summer's Euro 2012 tournament had as little time to prepare as Roy Hodgson did with England but it is already clear, after two friendly games and an opening draw against France, that his side are going to be difficult to break down and even harder to beat.