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Luke Shaw, Jonjo Shelvey recalled by England as reward for strong starts to Premier League

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LONDON — Manchester United defender Luke Shaw and Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey have been rewarded for strong starts to the Premier League season by earning recalls to the England squad for upcoming European Championship qualifiers.

England, which has won all six of its Group E matches, plays San Marino away and Switzerland at home and could qualify with two more victories.

Shelvey was called up almost three years after his only appearance for England — against San Marino. Shaw, who is over injury problems that bothered him last season, last played for England in November 2014.

Jamie Vardy retained his place among the strikers after being fined by his club, Leicester, for using racist language toward a Japanese man in a casino.

PHOTO: Manchester United's Luke Shaw, front, fights for the ball with Brugge's Tuur Dierckx during the Champions League play-off round, second leg soccer match at  the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium on Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Dubrule)
Manchester United's Luke Shaw, front, fights for the ball with Brugge's Tuur Dierckx during the Champions League play-off round, second leg soccer match at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium on Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Dubrule)

Wayne Rooney needs one goal to equal Bobby Charlton's record of 49.


Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Jack Butland (Stoke), Tom Heaton (Burnley).

Defenders: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Phil Jagielka (Everton).

Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Manchester United), James Milner (Liverpool), Ross Barkley (Everton), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea), Ryan Mason (Tottenham), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Fabian Delph (Manchester City).

Forwards: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).

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