Soccer-Lambert repays Hodgson’s faith and may get more chances (Reuters)

By Martyn Herman LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Rickie Lambert needed barely a minute on Wednesday to justify the “England international” entry on his colourful soccer CV and mark himself down as a potential member of England’s World Cup squad should they qualify for Brazil. The 31-year-old journeyman, whose goals have helped re-establish Southampton back among England’s elite, had just come off the bench to earn his first cap when he met Leighton Baines’s 70th-minute corner to seal a 3-2 victory over Scotland. …

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