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Welbz: Great To Start With Ashley For England

Danny Welbeck got his first England goal in their 1-0 win over Belgium in a friendly. Ashley Young got the assist for the goal which saw Welbeck finish with a lovely dink over the keeper.

“To get my first England goal in that way, obviously I’m really delighted and it’s a massive honour,” said Welbeck. “I’m just really looking to build on that performance and get more games under my belt and more goals. It’s something I’ve been waiting for for a long time. I’ve had a few caps under my belt and one or two starts. So, just to get the goal today, I’m really delighted. It’s still the same, me and Ashley playing together. We know each other’s games and obviously we’re training with each other day in and day out. So, it was really good to start up top with him.”

With Wayne Rooney suspended for the first two games, Welbeck has done his chances of starting against France no harm with a goal, as he competes with the likes of Andy Carroll and Jermaine Defoe.

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  1. Traffordbrown says:

    well done danny

  2. Bob says:

    Great to see Danny in form!

  3. YS says:

    May you score such goals with us also

    Well Bred Welbeck

  4. MG says:

    Sorry is it just me or am I seeing things?

    Henderson passed to Andy Caroll and he scored a brilliant goal


  5. Bob says:

    If Woy puts that horse up front instead of Danny I’ll laugh!
    On the other hand, it would decrease the chances of an injury… United > England

  6. Albert Ross says:

    Welbz done Danny! Well done Ashley Young

    Surely both your chances of starting against France are good. Keep at it lads.

  7. WillieRedNut says:

    Super Dan! B-)

  8. WillieRedNut says:

    Posting from my phone, bare with me. ;)

  9. Costas says:

    Yeah, but it was still Gerrard’s goal…

  10. MG says:


    Actually I think it was Gareth Barry’s on reflection


  11. Bob says:

    MG and Costas, i thought it was all Parker!

  12. #07 says:

    Delighted for Danny. He’s had criticism on his finishing from many quarters this season but that goal against Belgium was taken expertly. Long may it continue. He’s already a very good all round good footballer and if he adds ruthless finishing to his game we’ll have a real world beater on our hands.

  13. WillieRedNut says:

    MG & Costas

    Both wrong? It was Parker! :)

  14. WillieRedNut says:

    Im surprised Spearing didn’t get a late call up to the England squad? :-/

  15. United Till I Die says:

    Love this kid, he’s pure class but I bet Caroll still gets the nod cos he’s a proper English striker init? With Rooney out, I think Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge should start. Its not rocket science, as both are finishers who link up play. Caroll does neither, lacks pace, and has no footballing brain. In fact I’d say Danny Graham deserves a shout before Caroll but what do I know? The bottom line is England win fuck all because they insist on selecting players based on reputation and not form. By most accounts Rio had a better season than Gerrard and Terry but he was still overlooked for “footballing reasons”? The FA must think the public are as stupid as themselves, and thats why Greece will probably win a second major trophy before England end half a century of waiting. Hilarious.

    Other than a chance to see PROPER national teams in action, and for a few United lads to get a run around, I couldn’t give a toss about the Euros. To be honest if they wanted to stage it in a racist shit hole filled with scum and villainy they should have chosen Jubilee England.

    Viva la Republik ;)

  16. MG says:


    It was Milner ;)

    No hold on – it was Stewart Downing!


  17. OHH AHH Cantona says:

    As he competes with the likes of Andy Carroll and Jermain Defoe
    You can tell Scott was writing that with a smile on his face


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