Tottenham star gets nod to start for England

New England manager Sam Allardyce has selected Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to lead the line against Slovakia in his first game in charge, as reported in The Guardian.

The former West Ham and Sunderland boss has replaced Roy Hodgson after a disastrous Euro 2016 that saw the Three Lions eliminated from the tournament in France by Iceland.

Despite the poor showings of the side in the summer competition, Allardyce has opted to play eight of the same team that were beaten by the Scandinavian minnows.

Kane gets the nod to feature ahead of Jamie Vardy or Daniel Sturridge, despite not scoring for his club so far this season in their opening three Premier League games.

His Spurs team-mate Dele Alli has to make do with a spot on the bench however, with Wayne Rooney selected instead of him in the number ten role.

Joe Hart keeps his place in goal despite falling out of favour at Manchester City, while his team-mate John Stones gets a chance to start also.

England (4-2-3-1): Hart; Walker, Cahill, Stones, Rose; Dier, Henderson; Sterling, Rooney, Lallana; Kane.