Category: Match Reports- England

Montenegro 1-5 England: Barkley inspires blazing comeback

After the high of a five-star showing at Wembley on Friday, there was always a danger of this trip to Podgorica being a case of after the Lord Mayors Show. England’s previous trips to Montenegro had ended in frustrating draws and injury doubts saw Southgate pick a much changed lineup. Dele Alli was passed fit

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England 5-0 Czech Republic: Sterling cashes Czechs at Wembley

After four months in hibernation international football returned this week with the start of European Championship qualifying. England’s campaign started at Wembley against the Czech Republic. The Czechs arrived with a young side short of the star names of their glorious past but believing they could cause an upset by targeting supposed weak link Harry

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England 2-1 Croatia: Kane comeback stuns Croatia

England have qualified for the semi finals of the UEFA Nations League after a stunning late comeback saw them beat Croatia at Wembley. The precarious position of their group meant both England and Croatia needed to win to qualify for the Nations League finals, whilst a draw would send Spain through. Adding to the tension

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England 3-0 USA: Three and easy as Rooney rides off into the sunset

Wayne Rooney’s farewell to England turned out to be a game all about dynamic new talent as England brushed aside the USA 3-0 at Wembley. Gareth Southgate opted for a youthful starting line-up who had fewer caps between them than Rooney has to his name, whilst England’s fabled number 10 started on the bench. The

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Spain 2-3 England: Sterling wins The Thriller in Sevilla

“I can only see a Spain win” predicted the oracle that is Paul Merson. For once most agreed, Spain came into this game unbeaten in 38 straight competitive games at home, a run stretching back to 2003, their last home game being a 6-0 hiding of Croatia last month. England meanwhile hadn’t won in Spain

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Croatia 0-0 England: A strange night in Rijeka

This morning I took my toddlers to play football at ‘Mini Shooters’ and the crowd watching the tots run around with a ball was larger than the one England played before last night. UEFA’s decided the best form of punishment to the Croatian FA for that infamous Swastika in the grass incident, was to play

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World Cup 2018: Day 24

Day 23 Summary: Football not ready to go home So England are out, England’s run to the semi-finals has been the best story of this World Cup but it ended last night in Moscow when Mario Mandzukic’s extra time goal sent Croatia to their first World Cup Final. The game at the Luzniki Stadium started

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England 2-0 Sweden: Southgate’s history boys storm past Sweden

They’ve done it! England have made it to the last 4 of a World Cup for the first time in 28 years and football might just be coming home. Four weeks ago few saw England getting this far in Russia, few fans decorated their cars and homes in St Georges flags as cautious optimism became

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