Manchester City goalkeeper in England squad

May 12th, 2008 - 11:56 am ICT by admin  

A file-photo of David Beckham
London, May 12 (DPA) Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart was the surprise inclusion in Fabio Capello’s squad for England’s forthcoming friendlies against the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. The 21-year-old has been highly impressive this season after joining City from Shrewsbury, and was on the bench as his side conceded eight at Middlesbrough.

Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone earned his first call-up, while Middlesbrough defender David Whetaer, Blackburn left-back Stephen Warnock and Everton defender Phil Jagielka were also invited.

Defenders Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards and Matthew Upson miss out through injury.

England host the US at Wembley May 28 and travel to Trinidad for the game June 1.

The full squad includes: David James (Portsmouth), Joe Hart (Man City), Chris Kirkland (Wigan), Wayne Bridge (Chelsea), Wes Brown (Manchester Utd), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester Utd), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Chelsea), John Terry (Chelsea), Stephen Warnock (Blackburn), David Wheater (Middlesbrough), Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham), Gareth Barry (Aston Villa), David Beckham (LA Galaxy), David Bentley (Blackburn), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough), Owen Hargreaves (Manchester Utd), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Aston Villa), Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Dean Ashton (West Ham), Peter Crouch (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Portsmouth), Michael Owen (Newcastle) and Wayne Rooney (Manchester Utd).

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