Gareth Southgate, interim England manager, defended captain Wayne Rooney after the national side defeated Malta at Wembley on Saturday.
England labored at times against against a side ranked 176th in the world, but came through the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier comfortably enough with first-half goals from Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli.
England's captain Wayne Rooney at Wembley Stadium, London, October 8.
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Interim manager Gareth Southgate says he wants to see a "brave" and "exciting" performance from England in Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Malta at Wembley.