Daniel Sturridge scored a stunning goal as England recorded a 3-0 friendly victory over Peru at Wembley on Friday night.
The Liverpool striker curled home the opener just after the half-hour mark, collecting a throw in from Anfield teammate Glen Johnson before skipping inside and clipping into the top corner over goalkeeper, Raul Fernandez:
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The Reds duo were joined in the starting XI by Steven Gerrard, who skippered the team, and Jordan Henderson. Raheem Sterling, meanwhile, was introduced into the action as a second-half substitute.
Centre-backs Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka were England’s other scorers.
Afterwards, Sturridge said:
“It is not important about myself, it is about the team and our preparation; putting in a shift tactically and technically to be in the best shape for the first game. It was difficult to be fair because they defended well and they were very compact. We had worked very hard throughout the week and there wasn’t the match sharpness as much as we would have liked. But it was great to be out there and we are happy with the result.”