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Summary

  1. Kane scores on England debut
  2. Striker scores with second touch
  3. Sterling, Welbeck and Rooney also on target

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Next up for England then is Italy away in Turin on Tuesday. No mentions of the Italian Job please - alright?

    We'll see you there, and we will of course have full coverage of the rest of the Euro 2016 qualifiers all weekend. Goodnight!

  2. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    England captain Wayne Rooney tells BBC Radio 5 live about Harry Kane's impact: "It's a great lift for the nation.

    "He's scoring goals in the Premier League and now he's doing it at international level.

    "We're a close group of players, we're all excited to have him with us and we want him to do well."

  3. Post update

    Trouble in Montenegro

    More info on the abandoned qualifier between Montenegro and Russia tonight.

    The game was delayed by 35 minutes when Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit in the head by a flare soon after kick-off. Midway through the second half a scuffle ensued between players by the touchline.

    The score was 0-0 at the time and German referee Deniz Aytekin ordered the players back into the dressing room for the second time moments after Montenegro keeper Vukasin Poleksic saved a Roman Shirokov penalty.

  4. Player reaction

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Harry Kane

    England striker Harry Kane tells BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm just proud. A dream come true.

    "I's a special night and definitely one I won't forget. It's what you dream of as a kid, it's a bit of a daze and enjoying every minute of it.

    "I've worked hard to be here. It's been a great week. I was excited to play and to score is a dream come true.

    "The boss made his decision and I had to get on with it and when called upon be ready. To be able to repay the fans is amazing."

  5. Manager reaction

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Roy Hodgson on BBC 5 live: "You can only beat what's in front of you. We had to work hard to wear them down in the first half and we got our reward in the second half when they tired.

    "Our major test will be when we get to France and I'm convinced we'll get there. We've got a year and bit to work with them and this team are so young."

  6. Who's missing?

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    England manager Roy Hodgson says Leighton Baines, Raheem Sterling, James Milner and Danny Welbeck will miss Tuesday's friendly against Italy. Left-back Ryan Bertrand has been "invited" to join the squad.

  7. Post update

    There are reports that the game between Russia and Montenegro has now been abandoned because of crowd trouble. More on that when we get it.

  8. Manager reaction

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    England manager Roy Hodgson tells BBC 5 live: "It's good Harry gets his chance and grabs it with both hands - it adds that bit of magic to the evening.

    "In this way of playing, he competes with Wayne Rooney. To get him in the team we would have to change our way our way of playing. We can do that but the players are suited to the way we're playing at the moment.

    "We've got so many good players I feel whoever I put in will do a good job. Everyone's trying to be a good unit."

  9. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    England manager Roy Hodgson says that Ryan Bertrand has been invited to join the squad for Tuesday's friendly in Italy, while James Milner and Leighton Baines are returning home.

  10. 'We should just be happy'

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Asked whether Harry Kane has shown that he is a natural goalscorer at international level, England manager Roy Hodgson told ITV Sport: "I think it's too early to put this pressure on Harry Kane.

    "We should just be happy that he has done so well for Tottenham and made a name for himself to get into the England set-up.

    "That's not easy to do as we have a number of good forwards but let's be happy with that and leave the future predictions to the future."

  11. 'It's nice when fairy-tales come true'

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Wayne Rooney

    England manager Roy Hodgson told ITV Sport: "It's fantastic for Harry Kane and we're delighted for him. It's a bit of a fairy-tale but it's nice when fairy-tales come true and it has come true for Harry. He has had a wonderful season and crowned his debut with a well-taken goal."

    On injuries to Danny Welbeck and Raheem Sterling, Hodgson added: "It is two blows for us. Raheem Sterling was waiting for an injection on his toe - he has been waiting for a while. I agreed with Brendan (Rodgers) that he would play tonight as it was the qualifier but he will now have the injection.

    "If we're unlucky we will lose him and Danny Welbeck (for the game against Italy on Tuesday). They're important players in the system we're trying to play, but it will give opportunities for other players."

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    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Danny Cheng: I honestly think if Harry Kane tried to fly, he could fly right now.

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  13. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    As I said earlier on, it's always a dangerous game comparing players from different eras.

    But if you're interested, Sir Bobby Charlton scored his record 49 England goals from 106 caps, Gary Lineker scored 48 in just 80 and Wayne Rooney now has 47 goals in 102 caps.

  14. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    On Wayne Rooney's goalscoring record: "Wayne Rooney can't go and play Italy every week, he plays against teams like Lithuania and he scores. You can't blame him for that.

    "It doesn't mean he is better than Sir Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker."

  15. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "I like Daniel Sturridge but he seems to pick these injuries. He's not really had the rub of the green in that respect. When he plays, he's suited to international football because he's got good technique and pace.

    "He's another one you would think would get into this team."

  16. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    England boss Roy Hodgson also confirms that Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck are likely to miss Tuesday's game in Italy.

    Sterling was always due to miss the game, but Welbeck has picked up an unspecified injury.

  17. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "We qualify well because you have these teams in your group. There's always two or three that you should be battering.

    "It's when you go to tournaments you'll be judged and in the in the last two or three we haven't turned up."

  18. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Roy Hodgson says he is delighted for Harry Kane and 'it's nice when fairytales come true.'

    Full reaction to come.

  19. 'Teams will be frightened of us'

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Wayne Rooney

    England captain Wayne Rooney, who has now scored 47 international goals, told ITV Sport: "Harry Kane came on and international football is different but to score after 80 seconds is incredible for him.

    "I was disappointed with the first one (of two shots that hit the woodwork) and I got a bit of a shove as I hit it. But I'm happy to score and to get the win, it's a big three points for us.

    "Since the World Cup we have been fantastic. We've had some great victories, are scoring goals and we have real energy around the team.

    "A lot of teams will be looking at this team around Europe and will be frightened."

  20. Text us on 81111

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Rich in Kent: Good performance by all England players except Baines had a shocker and don't know why he is still a first choice!

    Rich in Coventry: What's so good about four goals against Lithuania? Let's get a reality check against an inform Germany or Argentina.

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  21. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    I forgot about Daniel Sturridge.

    Can you get Sturridge, Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Raheem Sterling in the same team? We need Ossie Ardiles in charge...

  22. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "You can't always play your best players. They need to be able to fit into the team.

    "Look what Jose Mourinho does. Juan Mata is an exceptional player but he didn't fit Mourinho's way of playing, so he got rid of him. Sometimes you need to sacrifice.

    "You have to pick a team that suits your style of play and your players."

  23. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Belete Eshetea: Before hyping Harry Kane and England team performance, let's wait and see what they can do against Italy!

    Tim Collingwood: Where does Wellbeck's MOTM performance put Sturridge's England prospects. Can't drop the Euro top-scorer or captain?

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  24. 'Not a bad start'

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Harry Kane

    England striker Harry Kane, who scored within 80 seconds of his international debut, told ITV Sport: "It's not a bad start. I dreamed of this and it's just a bit of a blur at the moment. I'm delighted for the lads.

    "It's the best moment of my career . To represent my country at senior level is the top and hopefully I can continue to keep doing it and hopefully this goal is the first of many."

  25. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Will teams in Europe be scared of playing England, as captain Wayne Rooney says? We may find out slightly more when they play Italy in Turin on Tuesday night.

    Although it is a friendly. So maybe not.

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  27. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "It's all about next season for Harry Kane. He's had a great season, you cannot argue with what he's done.

    "Next season, when people have worked you out a bit more, that's when we'll find out a bit more about him.

    "This season he looks the real deal, this kid."

  28. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    England remain six points clear of their qualifying group at the halfway point. Wayne Rooney says a lot of teams across Europe will look at the England team and be frightened of them...

  29. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Harry Kane says that his debut was how he dreamt it and it's the highlight of his career.

  30. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe...

    Isco

    In England's group, Slovenia crushed San Marino 6-0 in Ljubljana and it looks like a straight fight with Switzerland, who beat Estonia 3-0, for the runners-up spot by Roy Hodgson's side.

    Spain have secured a crucial three points in Group C with a 1-0 victory over Ukraine thanks to Alvaro Morata's first-half strike in Sevilla. Vicente del Bosque's side remain three points behind pool leaders Slovakia, who cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Luxembourg but are three ahead of third-placed Ukraine. Belarus beat Macedonia 2-1 in a bad-tempered match in Skopje.

    Austria remain in control of Group G after a 4-0 win over Liechtenstein, with Sweden still four points behind after a 2-0 win in Moldova thanks to a brace from striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Russia's clash with Montenegro in Podgorica is goalless at half-time following a lengthy delay after goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit by a flare.

  31. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "England were bright, they worked hard and the movement was good. They've got the right result and they've deserved it against a very poor opposition."

  32. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Harry Kane's goal was the eighth scored by a substitute under Roy Hodgson. It also puts him in the 'one-cap wonder' club alongside the likes of Francis Jeffers, Dave Nugent and Danny Wallace...

  33. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "The crowd are on their feet applauding all the players. Fair play, they did well, they've worked hard and that's what the fans want to see.

    "It's gone fantastically well for Roy Hodgson - all four of his strikers have scored.

    "England have beaten a poor side but that's all they can do."

  34. FULL-TIME

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Job very much done for Roy Hodgson and England. Four goals, another goal for skipper Wayne Rooney and a debut goal for man of the moment Harry Kane.

  35. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    He needed a rest Daniel. What a performance that was.

    No need for such heroics tonight, Joe Hart could have played up front.

  36. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mark Duffell: Been out to walk dog, come back 10 mins later and Harry Kane hasn't scored again. Goal drought?

    Daniel Hodson: Could Joe Hart have had an easier week then this week after his man-of-match performance against Barcelona?

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  37. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    There are three minutes to be added on. Time for one more?

  38. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Football writer Norman Giller on Twitter:"Bill Nicholson, legendary Spurs manager, scored with his first touch for England in 19 seconds ... and never won another cap."

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  39. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Danny Welbeck has been named man of the match. Hard to argue with that.

  40. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

    "Four minutes left and probably just enough time for Harry Kane to complete his hat-trick. As international opponents go, Lithuania are right up there with the most compliant he will face - but what a start for the England striker with the Midas touch."

  41. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    What can England learn from tonight? Probably nothing. But Roy Hodgson will be delighted to see all of his forwards score, and Danny Welbeck's performance will be a particular highlight, I am sure.

  42. Full-time

    Czech Republic U21 0-1 England U21

    It's all over at the Letna Stadium in Prague and England Under-21's return to winning ways with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Czech Republic thanks to Tom Carroll's goal.

  43. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    BBC Sport's Connor McNamara on Twitter: "Kane is destined for England greatness. Haven't been this sure of anything since David Nugent & Francis Jeffers scored on their debuts."

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  44. CLOSE!

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Nice football as Leighton Baines and Harry Kane swap a one-two, it runs on to Fabian Delph and he shoots wide from 18 yards. Delph has had a few chances tonight.

  45. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Geoff Ramm: Harry Kane: Only 48 behind Wor Bobby now.

    Sudhir Chaturvedi: Harry Kane scores after a few seconds. If he keeps this up he can get 49 in this game itself.

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  46. SUBSTITUTION

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Vytautas Andriuskevicius gets a warm round of applause but he's in a lot of pain as he leaves the field, there will be a few minutes added on for that stoppage. Raheem Sterling is fine to continue.

  47. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Referees have to understand - not every contact is a foul and not every foul is a yellow card. Sterling overran the ball and they collided, simple as that."

  48. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Well done to Harry Kane but I think Michael Caine and Citizen Kane would have scored against this lot."

  49. YELLOW CARD

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Could Roy Hodgson play Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane in the same team then? There's a poser.

    Sterling is the first England man in the book after overrunning the ball and going for a 50/50 with Vytautas Andriuskevicius, they are both hurt and Sterling is booked.

    Sterling is OK but the Lithuanian defender is leaving the field on a stretcher.

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    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Jamie Carragher
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    England 4-0 Lithuania

    England women captain Stephanie Houghton on Twitter: "Doesn't get much better than that, first touch, first goal ... #DreamDebut"

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  52. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Rickie Lambert had an England debut like Harry Kane's, scoring with his first real touch. It's a good habit to have.

  53. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "I was going to say some of this defending from Lithuania has been Sunday league-standard but it's worse than that."

  54. SUBSTITUTION

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Harry Kane has ticked all the boxes this season, and there's another one. England make their final change as Theo Walcott replaces Danny Welbeck.

  55. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "The script was written.

    "Raheem Sterling did well and Kane, completely unmarked, drifts into that position at the far post.

    "What a start for him, what a night."

  56. Post update

    England 4-0 Lithuania

    That's how Harry Kane will have dreamt his England debut.

    Maybe not against Lithuania, and maybe he would have started, but you can't argue with that for impact.

    Moments later Raheem Sterling weaves into the box and has a shot deflected, from the corner Kane is in the mix and Danny Welbeck has one cleared off the line. Still time for more!

  57. GOAL

    England 4-0 Lithuania - Harry Kane

    Don't believe the hype? Believe it! With his second touch in international football, Harry Kane scores! Raheem Sterling crosses to the far post, Kane is free and heads down into the net.

    He's been on the pitch for 80 seconds. All four England forwards have scored.

    Harry Kane
  58. Post update

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    Harry Kane right through the middle as you'd expect and instantly involved to chest one down to fellow sub Ross Barkley.

  59. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Bekele Woyecha: It is a thrilling experience to watch England play tonight. Good movement, convincing attack and three goals so far.

    Christophe Talbotski: Apparently Joe Hart has just finished the sudoku and has moved on to some landscaping of his 6 yard box.

    Steve Howes: You need to play poor teams so average players can inflate their stats. As the WC showed, they cant do it against real opposition.

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  60. Post update

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    No record for Wayne Rooney tonight then but he does have a word or two for Harry Kane as he comes on. He'll be shooting from everywhere...

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    England 3-0 Lithuania

    Mathew Preston: Here comes the Hurricane. Only 66 minutes late.

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  62. SUBSTITUTION

    England 3-0 Lithuania - KANE ON

    Here is Harry Kane's England debut. Finally. He comes on in place of Wayne Rooney, while Ross Barkley replaces Jordan Henderson in midfield.

    Harry Kane
  63. Post update

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    Harry Kane has been ready to come on for four minutes but the ball won't go dead!

  64. SUBSTITUTION

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    Lithuania make a change as Leicester forward Simonas Stankevicius comes on. He's never played for Leicester, but he's been on loan at Nuneaton. Wembley will hold no fears then.

  65. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    Jamey C Barron: Why are England playing 6 defensive players against "Lith-who-aint-here"? In preparation for being hammered by a proper team?

    Fred Windsor: England are displaying their unbelievably average form against a sub-standard international team.

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  66. Post update

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    Is it time to open the debate over whether the so-called lesser nations should be in the same qualifying groups as the 'larger' teams?

    Harry Kane is imminent. Lithuania have a shot as the loneliest man on the field, striker Deivydas Matulevicius, blazes over from range.

  67. Post update

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "I thought Lithuania were poor in the first half. In the second half so far they've been absolutely woeful.

    "You can only beat what's in front of you. You can't fault England for the way they've gone about their job but these are absolutely woeful."

    Not a fan then, Chris?

  68. Post update

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    Harry Kane is warming up with Ross Barkley at one end of Wembley. Surely Kane must get on soon?

  69. Post update

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

    "England can only beat what is in front of them and what is in front of them is not very much. This Euro 2016 qualifier has now been reduced to a wait for Harry Kane to come on."

  70. Post update

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    Another fabulous cross from the right, from Raheem Sterling this time, is almost converted at the back post but a yellow shirt gets a touch on it. Get it wide, get it in the middle. England not reinventing the wheel, but winning and winning well.

  71. Post update

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "A tap-in for Sterling. Rooney doing excellent work down the right, put it on a plate for him.

    "Roy Hodgson must have a huge grin. Everyone said he had to play Harry Kane and now all three strikers have got a goal. Game dead and buried now."

  72. Post update

    England 3-0 Lithuania

    A bit more on that penalty appeal from Danny Welbeck just before the England goal 0 he went down at pace and there was contact from Tadas Kijanskas. But he made the most of it...

  73. GOAL

    England 3-0 Lithuania - Raheem Sterling

    What did I tell you Raheem? Get up there and you'll score. Wayne Rooney is the creator from wide on the right, putting in a fine low cross which was crying out for a tap-in and Raheem Sterling obliges. His first for England.

    Raheem Sterling tap in
    Raheem Sterling
  74. PENALTY APPEAL

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    Danny Welbeck into the box again, Danny Welbeck goes down again. Penalty? No...

  75. Post update

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    More good play from Danny Welbeck as he drills a cross across goal but it's cleared away. Attack against defence, if you've never scored for England now's your chance. Get up there!

    Raheem Sterling takes aim and sees his shot charged down. England's back four camped inside the Lithuania half.

  76. Post update

    Czech Republic U21 0-1 England U21

    Three minutes into the second half of the friendly in Prague and England Under-21 captain for the evening Tom Carroll has put the visitors ahead against Czech Republic.

    Carroll fired home when he got on the end of a cross from Calum Chambers, however Carroll subsequently limped out with a knock and has been replaced in midfield by Will Hughes.

  77. Text us on 81111

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    Eddy: We could play with one at the back and six up front in most of these qualifiers however we need to play a system that we will use when we get to a tournament.

    Andrew, Stalybridge: So I've been sat at home watching a very controlled and competent qualifier performance by a team which hasn't played together for several months, ahead of an interesting friendly against Italy. I go online and see that we've lost several World Cup knockout matches. Have I missed something?

    Iain Simons: To compare Carrick to Xavi or Pirlo is like comparing a value burger to a fine fillet steak.

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  78. GREAT SAVE!

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    Maybe Danny Welbeck knew his place was under scrutiny tonight. Another strike on goal from the Arsenal man after another assertive run. Putting himself out there. Grabbing his chance.

  79. Post update

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    England on the fringes of a heavy win here. Raheem Sterling has been quiet tonight but he's in behind again with pace, good goalkeeping though to sweep up and clear his lines.

    What time is Harry Kane time?

    Raheem Sterling
  80. Post update

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Great save. Delph does everything right, hits it down into the ground and it's just a reaction more than anything from the goalkeeper. It hit his forearm."

  81. Post update

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    England still lining up with Danny Welbeck on the left, Raheem Sterling on the right and Wayne Rooney through the middle.

    And what a save that is! Rooney chips the ball to the back post, Fabian Delph watches it right on to his instep and crashes in a volley, powerfully hit, and Giedrius Arlauskis makes a cracking one-handed save!

  82. Post update

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    It was mentioned by many of you in the first half but you have to wonder whether England need a back four, Michael Carrick and Fabian Delph out there. There has been precious little for them to do.

  83. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    Dan J Pinchy: Rooney could well end up England's leading scorer but he will never, ever be England's best striker. Not by a country mile.

    Fissuh H Kelelom: Rooney is the perfect striker.

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  84. KICK-OFF

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    Back under way...

  85. Post update

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    That must be a record for the most groundsmen in one half. Like an episode of You Bet!

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    England 2-0 Lithuania

    Mark Chapman's tweet from Wembley

    BBC Sport's Mark Champman on Twitter: "They have a few groundsmen at Wembley."

  87. Half-time

    Elsewhere in Europe...

    Spain

    In England's group, Slovenia are making hard work of their clash with minnows San Marino but lead 1-0 at half-time thanks to Josip Ilicic's strike. Goals from Fabian Schar and Granit Xhaka have put Switzerland 2-0 up against Estonia.

    Austria look on course to consolidate their position at the top of Group G after taking a 2-0 lead over Liechtenstein into the break in Vaduz. Martin Harnik and Marc Janko were both on target for the visitors. Moldova are currently goalless with Sweden while Russia's clash with Montenegro in Podgorica has now restarted following a delay after visiting goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was struck on the head by a flare.

    Alvaro Morata has given Spain a 1-0 half-time lead over Ukraine in Group C while pool leaders Slovakia are 3-0 up against Luxembourg. In Skopje, Macedonia's clash with Belarus is all square at 1-1 at the interval.

  88. HALF-TIME STATS

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    Stats
  89. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Buxtonyoung: I don't care for the media frenzy surrounding Sterling's contract saga but he really does seem withdrawn lately

    Joe: So far the player everyone wanted to replace (Danny Welbeck) has been the man of the match.

    Will Allan: Don't care what anyone says, Rooney is one of, if not the best, England player of our generation

  90. Post update

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    England had 10 efforts on goal in that first half, four of which were on target and another two hit the woodwork. Could be a long second half for Lithuania keeper Giedrius Arlauskis and co.

  91. Post update

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    Danny Welbeck now has 14 goals for England - as many as Paul Scholes.

  92. Post update

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "England have put this to bed but it should be five or six.

    "I'd like to see Harry Kane come on now, with Wayne Rooney behind him.

    "Let's get some movement in the team and win this by seven or eight goals.

    "No disrespect to Lithuania but they are very poor."

  93. Post update

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    England heading for five wins from five in their group. This qualifying campaign looked like a walk in the park before it kicked off, and it's proving so for England.

  94. Post update

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    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    "So comfortable for England - a sense of inevitability about every qualifier for Euro 2016 against very limited opposition. Roy Hodgson will not complain."

  95. Post update

    England 2-0 Lithuania

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "England have played well in parts and the intensity's been good but they have made a couple of mistakes.

    "Welbeck and Rooney have combined well. I'd like to see a bit more from Raheem Sterling. Another goal in the second half and we might start to see some changes."

  96. HALF-TIME

    England 2-0 Lithuania

  97. GOAL

    England 2-0 Lithuania - Danny Welbeck

    When you're chasing a record, you'll claim anything. Wayne Rooney had a go at claiming England's second goal but it looks like an own goal from Lithuanian captain Tadas Kijanskas. Jordan Henderson collects a short corner, whips it in and Danny Welbeck's header hits the defender and goes in. Welbeck has been credited with the goal - for now at least.

    Welbeck gets lucky
  98. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Will in London: At home to Lithuania, England don't need to play Carrick, Delph and Henderson in midfield.

    Kevin in Hornchurch: Germany. Holland etc will be worried by this as .....Not by predictable England but by Lithuania who are very good team. England continue to stagnate. Shocking.

    Steve: Typical of England fans complaining, we are winning and looking comfortable let support the team for a change.

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  99. HALF-TIME

    Czech Republic U21 0-0 England U21

    Goalless at half-time in Prague and Czech Republic are marginally the better team with Tom Carroll clearing one of the line for Gareth Southgate's side.

  100. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Danny Welbeck takes a tumble inside the penalty area but he's not getting a penalty for that. Welbeck has been very involved, while Raheem Sterling has been pretty quiet.

  101. CLOSE!

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Good effort again from Danny Welbeck, slipping one challenge before firing a strike from 20 yards over the top. Good shape to that effort, curling back in, but just too high.

  102. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Rooney didn't quite generate enough power. I think he was expecting the goalkeeper to take a step to one side but because he couldn't see, the keeper stayed where he was."

  103. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Wayne Rooney does take the free-kick after a long wait, he gets it round the wall but it's an easy take for keeper Giedrius Arlauskis. Lithuania will be pleased to get in at 1-0.

  104. Post update

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    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Lithuania look organised at the moment but you would expect them to tire as the game goes on and that should give England more chances in the second half."

  105. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Jordan Henderson fires one wide but the ref calls it back for a free-kick right on the edge of the area. Good decision. Chance for 2-0 here.

    Jordan Henderson
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    Lewis Starks: Why are England playing with four at the back and three in central midfield against a side like Lithuania! So negative.

    John Coote: Michael Carrick should have played in Italy or Spain. He is Xavi or Pirlo-esque and treats a football like a well trained dog.

    Peter Kiratzi: England and Hodgson are a perfect match. Solid, uninspiring, unspectacular fare!

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  107. Post update

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    Wayne Rooney

    The man on the previous occasion? Frank Lampard against Germany in the World Cup. We all remember one of those efforts...

  108. Post update

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    Harry Kane is warming up, to a good reception. Leighton Baines had a whack earlier and he gets another bruising one in the back too. Ouch.

    Leighton Baines
  109. Post update

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    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Good defending by Phil Jones. That shows that you have to remain concentrated. You've got to stay on your toes."

  110. CLOSE!

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Lithuania close to an equaliser! They've hardly been out of their half but break brightly and a good cross from the left picks out Deivydas Matulevicius in the middle. A clean connection and he scores, but under pressure from Phil Jones he can't get a clear strike away.

    That is what you call a wake-up call. England need more than one.

    Deivydas Matulevicius
  111. Post update

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    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

    "Lithuania game but lacking any quality. The more you see of England's opponents, the more you realise how much of a gift this Euro 2016 qualifying group was for manager Roy Hodgson.

    "If he needed respite and room for manoeuvre after a shocking World Cup, the draw to qualify for France next summer offered it to him on a plate."

  112. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Vytautas Andriuskevicius loses the ball in a dangerous area and inadvertently triggers an England attack. Wayne Rooney goes up for a header, it's cleared and Leighton Baines doesn't know whether to shoot or cross and in the end does neither.

  113. Text us on 81111

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Marcus in Salisbury: Take out Delph, drop Rooney into midfield and start Kane. Problem solved Roy. Goals will be scored and Rooney better than Delph in midfield especially with Carrick playing in that holding role.

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  114. Post update

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    He's the new Emile Heskey isn't he, Danny Welbeck? Puts a shift in, people score goals playing alongside him, works hard, doesn't complain...

    Danny Welbeck
  115. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Luke: Rooney and Welbeck play great together, now we know why Sir Alex Ferguson had such faith in Welbeck. Dare we question him?

    Nick Gething: All Rooney needs now is to hit the right hand post to complete his hat-trick.

    Gabriel Germain: Who's complaining about Welbeck now? Wish he could play for Arsenal with the same verve!

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  116. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Danny Welbeck caught offside, that's a tight call and he was away and gone too. Too much pace, too much guile in the England attack so far.

    It's only 1-0 though. It should/could be three and Wayne Rooney should/could have his first hat-trick for the national side.

    Danny Welbeck
  117. Post update

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    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "We've seen England play teams such as San Marino and Macedonia here and struggle because of a lack of tempo. But England have started with intensity and purpose and that's what we need to see in the big games."

  118. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Lithuania are looking like the 94th best team in the world right now. They are lethargic out of possession and charitable in possession. Leighton Baines gets forward to join in and tees up Jordan Henderson - but he's left his shooting boots in a Reliant Robin, shanking one wide...

  119. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Wayne Rooney should have had three goals. He's been very bright so far, he's been unlucky twice and scored once but I have to say again what a poor side Lithuania are."

  120. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Stern John would have buried that one [see 16 mins]...

    There are goals for England in this game tonight, they break sharply from a rare Lithuanian attack but Wayne Rooney's pass is too strong for Danny Welbeck.

  121. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Mr Zak Allen: Glad to see Delph in the starting line-up. Perhaps the only reason he has not been included sooner is because he's at Villa.

    Samuel Ball: Eng 1-0 up after 15 mins, I'm already bored out my mind. Hodgson's teams lack flair and passion they are too defensive minded.

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  122. HITS THE WOODWORK

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Wayne Rooney could have had a hat-trick! He hit the post in the first few minutes scored once and now hits the crossbar with a looping header. Jordan Henderson puts the rebound over the top.

  123. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

    "This result already appears to be heading only one way as England establish an early lead - so now even greater attention is on whether captain Wayne Rooney can close in on Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time record for his country. Two to go and plenty of time to add.

    "Lithuania's fans are not giving this away though. Very noisy."

  124. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    The game just slowing down now after an intense start. There have been some turgid games at Wembley in recent years, let's hope this one picks up again.

    Lithuania have a very ambitious penalty appeal waved away, they wanted handball against Michael Carrick, but the ball hit his thigh.

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    Football statistician Duncan Alexander on Twitter: "Rooney now only 23 international goals behind Stern John."

    John scored 70 goals in 115 internationals for Trinidad & Tobago

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    lfcway: The way England started this game, Rooney might break the record tonight!

    Cephas O Omaku: Going for two more Rooney goals tonight anyone? I'll wager much more on that.

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  127. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Wayne Rooney leading from the front, directing traffic like a policeman at an intersection. He looks happier up top, but he does a fine job in midfield too. Will he move back in the twilight of his career?

  128. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Matthew Brown: Anyone who says Wayne Rooney is not a striker should give up football. Cracking poacher's goal there.

    Chris Baldwin: Got a feeling the Lithuanian keeper could be busy tonight. This could be a good one for goal difference.

    Paul Thompson: Harry who?

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  129. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Danny Welbeck gives the ball away this time as an England attack peters out. He then does more good work down the left and wants a penalty as he goes down under a challenge from Georgas Freidgeimas. Good tackle.

  130. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe... flare thrown at goalkeeper

    Less than a minute into Montenegro's Group G clash with Russia in Podgorica and referee Deniz Aytekin has suspended the match after a flare was thrown from the crowd and hit visiting goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev on the back of the head.

  131. Post update

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    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Maybe all the talk about Harry Kane has helped Danny Welbeck step up a little bit. Competition can only be good for the squad."

  132. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Jordan Henderson has a shot deflected over, Lithuania just sitting off and sitting deep. Fill your boots.

  133. Post update

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    Waddle graphic
  134. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    The perfect start for England and a spanner in the minnows' gameplan. Sit back and contain is all well and good until you concede in the first few minutes.

  135. Post update

    England 1-0 Lithuania

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Roy Hodgson went with Danny Welbeck and he was absolutely fantastic for that goal.

    "It was a great little nutmeg and he does everything right, shooting across the keeper and Wayne Rooney is there to get his goal."

  136. GOAL

    England 1-0 Lithuania - Wayne Rooney

    Well that didn't take long. Wayne Rooney has 47 England goals. Danny Welbeck does well with a surging run down the right, his shot is straight at Giedrius Arlauskis who parries it out and Rooney is there to head home from six yards.

    Sir Bobby Charlton has 49, Gary Lineker 48.

    Wayne Rooney scores
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    Georgeee: Kane would have scored that...

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  138. Post update

    England 0-0 Lithuania

    Good start from England, bright and alive. Michael Carrick setting the tempo from deep.

  139. Post update

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    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Very unlucky. It was a hopeful lob from Delph and Rooney was very sharp. It was a difficult one for him but a good opportunity for Wayne Rooney."

  140. HITS THE WOODWORK

    England 0-0 Lithuania

    Chance! Wayne Rooney should be one goal closer to that record as he runs in on goal, Fabian Delph played him in, he's one-on-one and hits the base of the post from 12 yards.

    Great chance, but that's got the crowd going.

    Wayne Rooney
  141. Post update

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    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "Definitely a 4-3-3 as expected, with Michael Carrick sitting deeper than Fabian Delph.

    "I just want England to start positively and kill the game off early. Do that, then you can take your foot off the gas later in the game."

  142. Post update

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    BBC Radio 5 live

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  143. Post update

    England 0-0 Lithuania

    Danny Welbeck starts wide on the left, Raheem Sterling on the right with Wayne Rooney through the middle. That's the system Roy Hodgson didn't want to change, and you wouldn't play Harry Kane out wide. Move Rooney to the left?

  144. KICK-OFF

    England 0-0 Lithuania

    Under way at Wembley. Lithuania in yellow, England all in white.

  145. Post update

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    A friend of mine once said about eight or nine years ago that Lee Cattermole was the answer for England. He was ahead of his time...

  146. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Who should be in the England squad?

    Peter from Darlington: Lee Cattermole - protecting our back 6 against Italy!

    Aran, in London: I think Carl Jenkinson has been miles better than Kyle Walker this season! Also, Southampton have the meanest defence in the Prem. Stick Bertrand alongside Nathaniel Clyne. Would not mind seeing Charlie Austin and Saido Berahino, too.

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  147. Post update

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    The fans behind the goal at Wembley raise a mural in the shape of the England flag as the anthems ring out. All set? Here we go.

  148. 'We have a system in place'

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    England manager Roy Hodgson tells ITV Sport: "We're happy with Harry Kane and his time will come. We have a system in place and a group of players that have done very well for us so there's no reason for us to change that.

    "But Harry Kane will get his chance in the next two games as he has been impressive.

    "Michael Carrick is the ideal replacement for Jack Wilshere who did a fantastic job for us in the autumn games. Michael is a very similar player and it's good to see him back.

    "We expect a good challenge from Lithuania. All teams that come here, it's an inspiration for them. They will be defensive and we will have to break them down."

  149. Post update

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    An interesting point raised by Chris Waddle there. Comparing players from different eras is always an absolute minefield. How many goals would Jimmy Greaves get if he was playing now?

    How many would Harry Kane get against 1950s goalkeeping...?

  150. Post update

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    On Wayne Rooney being three goals short of becoming England's record goalscorer: "We've had a shortage of strikers for a long, long time.

    "If Wayne had been around when Gary Lineker, Peter Beardsley and Alan Shearer were around, would he have scored as many?"

  151. LINE-UPS

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    England

    England: Hart, Clyne, Cahill, Jones, Baines, Henderson, Carrick, Delph, Sterling, Welbeck, Rooney. Subs: Butland, Smalling, Walcott, Jagielka, Milner, Townsend, Kane, Mason, Barkley, Gibbs, Walker, Green.

    Lithuania: Arlauskis, Freidgeimas, Kijanskas, Mikuckis, Zaliukas, Andriuskevicius, Zulpa, Mikoliunas, Chvedukas, Cernych, Matulevicius. Subs: Zubas, Vicius, Vaitkunas, Sirgedas, Kazlauskas, Luksa, Beniusis, Slavickas, Panka, Stankevicius, Borovskij, Cerniauskas.

    Referee: Pavel Kralovec (Czech Republic)

  152. Post update

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Here they come - the players are in the tunnel.

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    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Yorkshire Post chief football writer Richard Sutcliffe at Wembley on Twitter:"Marius Zaliukas starts for Lithuania. Guilty of a quite laughable 'Cruyff turn' for Leeds in his own box at 5-0 down to Sheff Weds...to make it 6!"

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    Sara Taylor: I'm glad Kane isn't starting. The hyperbole around him is already at sickening levels. His time will come, give it time! Plus, you can't play him without moving Rooney out wide or playing two up top, neither of which would actually help the whole side. We've been doing well with 4-3-3, leave it be.

    Steve Argent: I really think Kane should be playing, this is Lithuania in a qualifier at home, a perfect opportunity to get his international career started, rather than wait for the full tournament and be throwing him on with 15 minutes to go in games against much better sides when we're behind (seems to be what every England manager does with the younger players).

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  155. Post update

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Roy Hodgson repeats his line that 'Harry Kane's time will come' but also interestingly says that he has a system in place and he doesn't see any reason to change it.

    Does that suggest that Roy doesn't see a place for Kane and Rooney in the same team?

  156. Text us on 81111

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Tim in Marlow: Playing Harry Kane from the start would have been the big dog move - so clearly no England manager would have picked him in a million years. Way too conservative for our own good!

    Ben in Manchester: Welbeck has done nothing to deserve being dropped, his record for England is excellent.

    Phil in Melksham: We won't win anything with safe Roy in charge, we will qualify but my nan could qualify against our group opponents ! Roy is a bad joke.

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  157. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Who should be in the England squad?

    Harry Wates: Ryan Bertrand, Ryan Shawcross and Danny Ings instead of Gibbs, Jones and Townsend.

    Mahfuz Rahman: Aaron Cresswell, Ryan Bertrand and Mark Noble.

    Kit Marsden: John Ruddy.

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  158. Post update

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Wembley

    "Great reception from England's fans inside Wembley as the name of Harry Kane appears on the big screens. Lots of anticipation about Tottenham's in-form striker making his debut but manager Roy Hodgson very happy to hand striking duties to captain Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck from the kick-off."

  159. Carrick the key?

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Tonight is another chance for Michael Carrick to shine on the international stage. The 33-year-old midfielder has arguably been underused throughout his career.

    This will be his 32nd cap, despite making his debut 14 years ago. Danny Welbeck - 24 years old - has one more.

  160. Post update

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Harry Kane
  161. Post update

    Spain v Ukraine (19:45 GMT)

    Spain

    Manchester City's David Silva is in Spain's starting line-up for their key Group C clash with Ukraine in Seville.

    The team includes Real Madrid trio Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Isco and Juve's Alvaro Morata and Barcelona quartet Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Andres Iniesta.

    Spain XI: Casillas, Juanfran, Pique, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Isco, Koke, Iniesta, Silva, Morata

  162. Post update

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    As one debate begins - should Harry Kane start? - another one seems to be coming to an end. Remember when all of the chat was about Wayne Rooney playing in midfield?

    Rooney leads the line for England tonight as he chases down that goalscoring record.

  163. Text us on 81111

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Which new faces would you like to see in the England squad?

    Michael Covill: Patrick Bamford and Harry Kane up front together would terrify any defence in the world.

    Paul Whickman: Scott Dann, Ryan Shawcross, Mark Noble and Ryan Bertrand.

    Chris White: I'd like Roy to get a cap, maybe with a 'D' on it.

  164. 'Involve Kane gradually'

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    "We've got to protect Harry Kane a little bit. There's huge pressure on him.

    "Think about what Sir Alex Ferguson used to do. If you've got a player scoring hundreds of goals in the reserves, they don't just bang them straight into the first team. You give them half an hour here and there and involve them gradually."

  165. Text us on 81111

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Ryan J Brighton: Need I remind people that Welbeck is the joint top goalscorer in qualifying so far?

    Kyle: Pretty sure Danny Welbeck is top goalscorer across all of the euro qualifiers.....would be very harsh for Roy to drop him.

    Sam, Northamptonshire: Carroll and Frazier Campbell have both scored more Premier League goals than Welbeck this season. Awful decision. Hodgson's love affair with the traditional "top 4" clubs must end if England are to progress.

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  166. Why Welbeck?

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Danny Welbeck
  167. 'Kane will be nervous'

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

    On Roy Hodgson's decision to start Harry Kane on the bench: "You have to remember this is Harry Kane's first time in the England squad. I don't care how well you're playing, there will be nerves.

    "I think Roy's looked at the bigger picture. If he puts him in to the team, there is so much pressure. I think he's looked at the situation and thought 'I can just take a little bit of pressure off by giving him a taster'.

    "For longevity, I think it's probably the right decision."

  168. The first time

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Wayne Rooney

    Here is a fresh-faced Wayne Rooney after scoring his first goal for England in September 2003 at the age of 17. Look at the build of him!

    He's scored 45 more goals since. Four penalties, eight from outside the area and 10 with his head.

  169. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Steve Howes: Why does Roy waste his energy going to watch games, He is not going to pick form players but he will always pick Rooney.

    Shaun Williamson: Didn't Hodgson say he would be the manager to pick on form rather than reputation?! What does Kane have to do? Terrible!

    Ben Storrie: Welbeck over Kane because it's a qualifier and Roy wants a player he can rely upon. Opposition irrelevant. Sensible management.

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  170. A record breaker?

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    It is a record which has stood for 45 years, but by this time next week we could well have a new name in the record books.

    Sir Bobby Charlton's haul of 49 goals for England looked certain to be broken by Gary Lineker in the early 1990s, and then by Michael Owen in the 2000s.

    But while injury and loss of form scuppered their bids, there looks to be nothing capable of stopping Wayne Rooney from breaking the record.

    Rooney

    The 29-year-old currently has 46 goals for his country, three short of the record. It is getting on for 12 years since his first...

  171. Join the debate on the BBC MOTD Facebook page

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Kane and Ryan Mason are the new faces in the England squad but we're asking but who else would you like to see get a cap, and why?

    Rob Springthorpe: Danny Ings and Charlie Austin.

    Craig Spuggy Spencer: Jack Colback.

    Dayle Armstrong: Ryan Shawcross, Mark Noble, Austin and Colback.

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  172. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe...

    Vicente Del Bosque

    In England's group second-placed Slovenia host minnows San Marino in a Ljubljana, where it has been raining heavily today. Switzerland will look to keep the pressure up on Slovenia when they face Estonia at the Swissporarena in Lucerne.

    Spain face an important clash with Ukraine in Seville which could have a major bearing on who qualifies from Group C. The two nations are level on nine points, three points behind leaders Slovakia who welcome Luxembourg to Zilina. Macedonia versus Belarus is the pool's other clash.

    Group G leaders Austria travel to the Rheinpark in Vaduz to face Liechtenstein, who recorded a surprise 1-0 away win over Moldova back in November. Elsewhere in the group, third-placed Russia travel to Montenegro looking to keep the pressure up Sweden, who will look to tighten their grip on second place against Moldova in Chisinau.

  173. One-man team?

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Wayne Rooney

    Harry Kane misses out. But Wayne Rooney plays - and he has 46 goals for England. The rest of the current squad have scored 28 goals between them.

  174. Text us on 81111

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Blayne: There you have it. All that is wrong with England. You pick in-form players. Kane is in form. Welbeck is not. Oh well!?

    Martin, London: One striker and three central midfield players against Lithuania at home? Is Roy part of a reality TV experiment or something?

    Kieran in Kent: those wanting Kane to start ahead of Welbeck need to look at who is the top scorer in Euro qualifying.

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  175. Post update

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    Tempting, but not tempting enough. Harry Kane will get his chance for England, but not from the start tonight.

    After all he's only scored 29 times this season, and 11 in his last 11...

  176. 'Kane has time on his side'

    England v Lithuania (19:45 GMT)

    England manager Roy Hodgson talks to Sky Sports News on his decision not to start Harry Kane: "It was tempting, he's trained really well with us this week.

    "He's got a long career in front of him.

    "It was important to get him in and get his feet under the table to see what it's all about.

    "I'm sure he'll make his debut if not tonight, then on Tuesday against Italy. Time is very much on his side."

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    El Don Carter: Wasn't really expecting Harry Kane to start for England. I think his integration into the team should be gradual.

    Jonny Evans: Kane has scored eight more goals than Rooney and Welbeck combined this season. Hodgson should be looking to the future.

    Daniel Goody: Harry Kane 29 goals, Danny Welbeck eight - yet Kane's on the bench!

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    England

    Give them games against Norway, Switzerland, San Marino, Estonia, Slovenia and Scotland, and England are absolutely lethal...

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    I can't remember the last time we were interested in who was - or wasn't - starting for England. Harry Kane has made an impact already.

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    Pretty safe to say Harry Kane's omission from England's starting XI hasn't gone down too well with fans...

    Jack Harrington: Exactly why England is all wrong - holding midfielders playing and goal machine on the bench.

    Tony Stewart: I'm a fan of Hodgson, but Welbeck over Kane is ridiculous. What is that all about?

    Matthew Coote: It's a disgrace that Welbeck is starting over Kane. That decision optimises everything that's wrong with English sport.

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    Edward: Very disappointed Kane doesn't start, what does he have to do? Welbeck has hardly done much recently.

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    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Wembley

    "England manager Roy Hodgson's decision to keep man of the moment Harry Kane on the bench may cause some debate - but the contribution of Arsenal's Danny Welbeck to their 100% Euro 2016 qualification record must not be forgotten.

    "Welbeck, with five goals in those four wins, is rightly trusted by Hodgson and has been one of the players his manager has been able to count on since he took over just before Euro 2012."

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    Roy Hodgson

    How many games will drop into that 'Played' column before Roy Hodgson leaves his post?