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Hodgson hails Wilshere display

England manager Roy HodgsonEngland manager Roy Hodgson celebrated the performance of Jack Wilshere after his side’s 2-1 victory over Brazil.

The Arsenal midfielder has returned from a series of injuries recently, making the game at Wembley his first Three Lions start since May 2011.

The 21-year-old slotted seamlessly into the side, alongside captain Steven Gerrard in central midfield, and linked up well with Theo Walcott.

Hodgson was delighted with Wilshere’s display, stating that the playmaker is fulfilling his potential:

“If he can keep up that level of performance he will soon justify all the expectations and hopes because he was very, very good,” He is quoted by Sky Sports.

He went on to praise Theo Walcott, who was instrumental in England’s opening goal:

“As was Theo Walcott, he terrorised the left side of their defence, was involved in the first goal and there were so many other occasions when he was within a hair’s breadth of scoring or creating a chance.

The former Liverpool and West Brom coach was also delighted to secure a win against Brazil, who will host the 2014 World Cup:

“It’s my first crack at Brazil as a manager and I’m delighted to have been able to oversee a victory.

“It was an all-round performance from the team, there were some very, very good moments and I thought we were good value for two goals to one.”

Wayne Rooney put England ahead after 27 minutes, slotting ball home after Walcott’s effort had been saved by Julio Cesar.

Fred equalised for Brazil after some poor defending from Gary Cahill, but his Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard netted the winner on the hour mark with a neat shot from the edge of the area.

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