England defeated Italy although neither side were at their strongest a fact highlighted by the 11/8 offered by William Hill that only four or five of Wednesdays starting XI line up for Englands first WC qualifying game. Roy Hodgsons unbeaten record remains intact and William Hill offer 5/4 that he does not taste defeat until after 2012 has finished.
The match against Italy showed us that the future is bright for England but the odds would suggest a return to a more traditional starting XI once qualifiers start, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Jack Butland became Englands youngest ever goalkeeper and he is 2/1 to play Premier League football this season for any side (4/11 he does not).
Jack Butland to play in a Premier League match this season: 4/11 no; 2/1 yes
How many of tonights starting XI will start Englands first qualifier: 8/1 0-3; 11/8 4-5; 13/8 6-7; 7/2 8-9; 14/1 10-11
England next defeat: 9/1 Moldova (a); 9/2 Ukraine (h); 150/1 San Marino (h); 5/2 Poland (a); 11/4 Sweden (a); 5/4 unbeaten at the end of 2012
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