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Hart & Jagielka in England squad

Joe Hart and Phil Jagielka have been outstanding for Man City & Everton
Joe Hart and Phil Jagielka have been in outstanding form

Manchester City keeper Joe Hart and Everton defender Phil Jagielka are in England's squad for friendlies with the United States and Trinidad and Tobago.

England coach Fabio Capello has also called up Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone and Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock into his 31-man squad.

The squad face the USA at Wembley on 28 May before the away fixture with Trinidad and Tobago on 1 June.

Hart, 21, was on the bench as City lost 8-1 away to Middlesbrough on Sunday.

And his call-up completes a remarkable elevation after only spending one season as a first-team regular following his move to Eastlands from Shrewsbury in 2006.


Jagielka has had an outstanding first season at Everton following a 4m move from Sheffield United last summer, helping David Moyes' side to fifth place in the Premier League and a slot in next season's Uefa Cup.

Three confirmed absentees through injury are Everton defender Joleon Lescott, Manchester City's Micah Richards and West Ham's Matthew Upson.

Arsenal's Theo Walcott, named in Stuart Pearce's Under-21 squad for next Thursday's friendly with Wales in Wrexham, will then link up with the senior party.

West Ham's Dean Ashton will be among the other attacking players Capello will have at his disposal, with all but the nine men on Champions League duty due to report on 22 May.

England squad: David James (Portsmouth), Joe Hart (Man City), Chris Kirkland (Wigan), Wayne Bridge (Chelsea), Wes Brown (Man Utd), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Portsmouth), 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 (Man 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), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd).

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