CHERRIES loanee Jermain Defoe was last night part of the celebrations as England played the 1,000th match in their history.

The Three Lions took on Montenegro at Wembley, cruising to a 7-0 win to seal qualification for next summer's European Championship.

At half-time, a host of former England greats took to the pitch to soak up the atmosphere with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Tony Adams, Paul Gascoigne and David Seaman as well as Defoe in attendance.

Defoe, 37, is currently enjoying a spell at Rangers having joined Cherries from Sunderland in 2017.

The striker made his England debut in 2004 against Sweden under Sven-Goran Eriksson and went on to earn 57 caps in total, scoring 20 goals.

That included a strike against Slovenia in the 2010 World Cup and Defoe was also part of the England squad for Euro 2012.

Defoe has not featured for his country since a late cameo against Scotland in 2017.

Taking to Instagram to discuss his appearance at Wembley last night, Defoe said: "What an honour to be part of England’s amazing history! 1000th game and I can’t thank England enough for the invitation and the honour for my 57 caps and 20 goals.

"I made some amazing memories throughout my time with England and would like to thank all the staff and unbelievable players."