Roy Hodgson watched his side beat Sunderland at Craven Cottage on Sunday then proclaimed that Bobby Zamora could earn himself a place in England's World Cup squad.

Zamora grabbed what proved to be the winning goal for the Cottagers and he put in a display that delighted the Fulham boss.

That was the 28 year old striker’s sixth of the season and it could have been seven had it not been for the width of the crossbar.

Now Hodgson believes that Zamora should be called up to the World Cup squad ahead of Emile Heskey.

"Heskey is a very powerful player, a very willing player and a hard working player. Bobby is more technical," he said.

"It was quite interesting being on a panel with Terry Venables the other day, discussing World Cup squads. He's got experience of that from Euro 96 and me from the World Cup.

"You could also make a case for one or two more unusual selections, players who maybe have something a little bit extra. He was talking about Ledley King.

"If you perpetuated that argument, you might come up with an argument for someone like a Bobby Zamora, the type of player who we don't have too many like in the English Premiership."