Category: Match Reports- England

England 0-0 Germany: Entertaining England hold World Champions

When an MP declared last month unsold England tickets should be given to school children many wondered if that was meant as an alternative to detention. England’s last 4 outings were largely drab affairs as England laboured past defensive negative sides on their way to the World Cup. Gareth Southgate had little option but to

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U-17 World Cup Final: England 5-2 Spain

Wow! England have won the World Cup!! The under 17s Final was not only a huge triumph for England’s developing players it was a great watch. World Cup Final’s are usually pretty awful- the last good one at senior level was 1986. This match was a revelation, in front of 60,000 in Kolkata England started

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Lithuania 0-1 England: Baby steps of progress

With World Cup qualification confirmed in Thursdays snoozeathon at Wembley this dead rudder was a friendly in all but make. Gareth Southgate’s pattern as manager has been to go low risk in qualifying and experiment in the friendlies. For the qualifiers Southgate has identified his best players (Kane, Lallana, Walker, Alli and latterly Rashford) and

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England 1-0 Slovenia: Kane sends England stumbling to St Petersburg.

This was supposed to be a party- the moment Gareth Southgate’s England would play some flowing football and storm to Russia. But England qualifying games are rarely that simple. For those who’ve been living on Mars since Sunday night a win would take England through and a draw would be enough if Slovakia failed to

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Malta 0-4 England 3 points and not much else.

These are the least fun internationals to watch, it’s literally a Premier a league club playing a full strength aside away to Crawley Town. Gareth Southgate sought to even the odds by selecting Joe Hart in goal. Southgate made the point that this doesn’t mean Hart is guaranteed to start going forward and 3 Premier

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