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Cresswell makes England bow


Filed: Wednesday, 16th November 2016
By: Staff Writer


Aaron Cresswell became the 40th Hammer to represent England last night when he made his international bow in the 2-2 draw with Spain at Wembley.

The 26-year-old full-back - who KUMB exclusively revealed had won his first call-up - entered the fray as a 78th-minute substitute for Tottenham defender Danny Rose, who is likely to be facing Cresswell when West Ham meet Spurs at White Hart Lane on Saturday evening.

"I was obviously delighted, as it is a dream come true," he told Talksport's Ian Abrahams. "Ever since I started playing football as a little boy, this is what I wanted to do, and to do it at Wembley in front of 84,000 fans, I can't speak any higher of it."

Unfortunately Cresswell endured a tough fifteen minutes or so as the Spanish, 2-0 behind when he replaced Rose scored late goals through Iago Aspas (89 minutes) and Isco (90+6) to earn a share of the spoils.




England had looked good for the win when Liverpool's Adam Lallana fired the Three Lions in front after just nine minutes from the penalty spot. Jamie Vardy's latest goal for his country, three minutes into the second half put Gareth Southgate's side firmly in the driving seat.

However a succession of late substitutions appeared to upset England's flow and the visitors, who have lost just once in their last six visits to London secured a draw with virtually the last kick of the game.


England's Hammers
(Year of international debut in brackets)

1. George Webb (1911)
2. Vic Watson (1923)
3. Jack Tresadern (1923)
4. Billy Moore (1923)
5. Billy Brown (1923)
5. Ted Hufton (1923)
7. Stan Earle (1924)
8. Jimmy Ruffell (1926)
9. Jim Barrett (1928)
10. Len Goulden (1937)

11. Jackie Morton (1937)
12. Ken Brown (1959)
13. Bobby Moore (1962)
14. Johnny Byrne (1961)*
15. Geoff Hurst (1966)
16. Martin Peters (1966)
17. Frank Lampard (1972)
18. Trevor Brooking (1974)
19. Alan Devonshire (1980)
20. Alvin Martin (1981)

21. Paul Goddard (1982)
22. Tony Cottee (1986)
23. Rio Ferdinand (1997)
24. Ian Wright (1991)*
25. Stuart Pearce (1987)*
26. Frank Lampard, Jr. (1999)
27. Michael Carrick (2001)
27. Joe Cole (2001)
29. David James (1997)*
30. Trevor Sinclair (2001)

31. Paul Konchesky (2003)*
32. Kieron Dyer (1999) *
33. Matthew Upson (2003)*
34. Dean Ashton (2008)
35. Robert Green (2005)*
36. Carlton Cole (2009)
37. Scott Parker (2003)*
38. Andy Carroll (2012-present)*
39. Stewart Downing (2010)*
40. Aaron Cresswell (2016)

* Johnny Byrne, Ian Wright, Stuart Pearce, David James, Paul Konchesky, Kieron Dyer, Matthew Upson, Robert Green, Scott Parker, Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing all made their England debuts whilst at other clubs.





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