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UEFA Nations League: England Beat Belgium To End Unbeaten Run

UEFA Nations League: England Beat Belgium To End Unbeaten Run

England came back from a goal down to beat Belgium 2-1, at Wembley Stadium to go top spot in UEFA Nations League A, Group 2.

The world’s number one ranked team have now suffered their first defeat since November 2018. 

Belgium thought they’ve opened the scoring after Yannick Carrasco smashed a far-post finish past Jordan Pickford.

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But the goal was disallowed after a Belgian player was ruled to have obstructed England keeper Jordan Pickford’s view of the ball from an offside position.

Belgium eventually took the lead just four minutes later through Romelu Lukaku from the penalty spot after Eric Dier brought down the Inter Milan striker inside the box.

England equalised with a penalty kick of their own converted by Marcus Rashford following a foul on Jordan Henderson by Thomas Meunier.

The Three Lions got the winner thanks to Mason Mount whose superb strike off a Kieran Trippier’s knock down deflected off Toby Alderweireld and beat Simon Mignolet.

With three games played, England sit atop the group with seven points while Belgium trail by a single point.

In other UEFA Nations League games played on Sunday, Netherlands held Bosnia and Herzegovina to a 0-0 draw, Croatia beat Sweden 2-1, Norway thrashed Romania 4-0 and Ireland and Wales played goalless.

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  • Papafem 8 months ago

    Saka not on the list or even the bench is a clear message that he’s more needed here. I also have this strong feeling that Southgate just capped him to tie him down. England don’t really need him. Did anyone notice that Tippier, a right footed player was played in the left back position when Saka, a natural left footer was available for selection? That’s a message for the boy. But it will pain me if England allow this boy to waste away. He is just too talented

  • Igbekun Abo 8 months ago

    This is the same England that some failed footballers turn armchair coaches said will be defeated heavily by Nigeria. SMH

    • Dr. Drey 8 months ago

      Hahahahaha….Leave them….let me not talk any further. Shey dem talk say i be playstation analyst….LMAO. When I tell them the truth they will say I’m belittling their players or their team. When I told them months ago that Algeria were still a superior team to our SE and would still crack us if we meet again, they wanted to skin me alive, reminding me of how many players we have in Europe and how many of our players won awards in their clubs.

      Granted there were technical deficiencies on our part on Friday, but even man for man, did our players look anywhere close to the Algerian players… Benrahma vs Sam Kalu, Mahrez vs Chukwueze. Let me excuse our midfield because it was a patched up midfield. Even our so-called ex-factor players were made to look ordinary and overrated. The earlier we started respecting our opponents and stopped thinking we have the sole custody of “African all Stars” the better for us. As we take get players wey dey play for europe na so other countries too get. The fact that we dont follow their players doesn’t mean ours are “star-er” than theirs.

      • Igbekun Abo 8 months ago

        You this Dr. Drey sabi. I salute you. You know thinking that is devoid of sentiments but based on pure fact. I salute again.

      • JimmyBall 8 months ago

        …@Drey. I will agree with you on this one. I always go blunt and call out players who are average. Algeria has most of their lads tutored in France in football. Majority of the Algerian players are Frenchborn and receive most of their footballing education there… the thing is that for Algeria it has always been so,only what their coach has instilled in them is belief and a gamestyle premised around high pressing… high pressing is the key to modern football but requires a very fit team and midfielders who can command the ball well… no more minnows in African football and yes, we should start assessing our players fairly and not overhype them… we need to start respecting our opponents too…

      • If it’s se that beat Algeria we will say they are not complete, home and away couldn’t beat us w/c qualify. U are talking as if we are playing against Spain. Abeg pack well.

  • How Rohr should set up against Tunisia:
    Akpoguma, Ekong, Leon,

    Tyronne Onyeka Sanusi

    Iwobi. Ejuke

    Kelechi, Dessers,

  • If it’s se that beat Algeria we will say they are not complete, home and away couldn’t beat us w/c qualify. U are talking as if we are playing against Spain. Abeg pack well.