Hart and Wright-Phillips start in England warm-up

07 June 2010 03:04
Joe Hart and Shaun Wright-Phillips were among the starters for England in their final warm-up match against Platinum Stars at the Moruleng Stadium, near Rustenberg.

Fabio Capello opted for Hart ahead of Rob Green in goal, with David James said to be suffering from a slight injury.

Ledley King was selected alongside John Terry in central defence, with Wright-Phillips preferred to Aaron Lennon on the right flank.

Joe Cole was given another chance to impress on the left of midfield, with newly-appointed captain Steven Gerrard partnered by vice-captain Frank Lampard in the middle.

With Wayne Rooney left out of the starting line-up, Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe were charged with leading the attack.

England starting XI v Platinum Stars
Hart, A Cole, Terry, King, Johnson, J Cole, Lampard, Gerrard, Wright-Phillips, Defoe, Crouch

Source: DSG