Into added time21:37, Jonathan Gorrie90+3: Frankly, England are going down without a whimper. England on the brink of relegation21:28, Jonathan Gorrie82:00 - A bit more urgency from England at the moment but Italy almost kill the game, hitting the post from a yard out. Kane with a double chance21:20, Jonathan Gorrie76:00 - From a tight angle granted, but Kane shoots straight at the ‘keeper twice. 21:16, Jonathan GorrieDan Kilpatrick at San Siro21:14, Jonathan GorrieAs it stands, England are facing relegation in the Nations League - and potentially a tougher route to Euro 2024. Obviously the more immediate concern is their form going into the World Cup, with just one more game after this one before Iran on November 21.
surely? HT: Italy 0-0 England20:33, Jonathan GorrieWell, that was dull. Kane blazes over20:29, Jonathan Gorrie41:00 - Kane breaks but opts not to use Foden to his right, instead blazing over from just outside the box. Dan Kilpatrick at San Siro20:28, Jonathan GorrieDier has looked assured at the heart of the back three on his first England appearance for nearly two years. He is essentially a specialist in the role now, having been used there by Conte since he took over at Spurs. Good spell for England20:23, Jonathan Gorrie35:00 - James and Kane earning the away side two corners in quick succession, though England are yet to have a shot.
Italy 1-0 England LIVE! England relegated - Nations League result, match stream and latest updates todayEngland suffered the ignominy of relegation from the Nations League’s top tier after a tepid defeat to Italy that raises further concern ahead of the winter World Cup. Among the favourites to triumph in Qatar having reached the semi-finals four years ago and the Euro 2020 final, things have gone awry for Gareth Southgate’s side of late. England failed to win any of their four June fixtures and produced a meek response to their 4-0 Molineux mauling against Hungary, with Giacomo Raspadori sealing Roberto Mancini’s Italy a 1-0 victory on Friday night.
In the space of a couple of minutes, Di Lorenzo got behind him and Scamacca got above him, both getting efforts on goal which were saved by Pope. England need a reset19:55, Jonathan Gorrie09:00 - Getting played through far too easily here. Italy having the better of it19:53, Jonathan Gorrie07:00 - Italy get through England’s midfield far too easily, but the West Ham star tries a shot too early and it trickles wide, Italy going through the gears19:51, Jonathan Gorrie05:00 - Walker gives the ball away, allowing Italy up the pitch, while Scamacca heads wide from a tight angle.
Giacomo Raspadori scored a brilliant goal to condemn Gareth Southgate’s side to their fifth game without a win, on an evening where England struggled for firepower. Here’s how Gareth Southgate’s side rated at the San Siro... (AFP via Getty Images)FT: Italy 1-0 England21:41, Jonathan GorrieEngland’s worst run under Gareth Soutghate continues as the Three Lions are relegated in meek fashion. One more game until the World Cup...
GOAL! Italy 1-0 England | Giacomo Raspador’6721:12, Jonathan Gorrie67:00 - Brilliant goal from the Napoli forward, who gets in behind Walker and curls in a shot past Pope. Stunning finish. Good defending England21:08, Jonathan Gorrie61:00 - Walker and Pope with crucial interventions to stop England falling behind as Italy ramp up the pressure. Dan Kilpatrick at San Siro21:03, Jonathan GorrieIt’s been a livelier start to the second half, and an offside flag has just spared the blushes of England and Barella after a bad miss from the Italy forward following a fine move. It’s more end to end now, and England have also been more purposeful, particularly on the counter. Italy growing into this20:59, Jonathan Gorrie51:00 - Scamacca is winning duels, able to turn and start attacks. The second-half isn’t much better than the first, mind. England break20:53, Jonathan Gorrie48:00 - Kane goes alone instead of finding Foden, winning a corner with a shot from a tight angle.
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As it was, things never quite got going for the Manchester City star. He kept his place for the dismal draw with Scotland, then was left out of the third group game against Czech Republic for fear of picking up the yellow card that would have ruled him out of the last-16 against Germany. Read Malik Ouzia’s full analysis here! (The FA via Getty Images)England’s great stayer Henderson ready to fight for World Cup place17:51, Jonathan GorrieHaving recovered more swiftly than expected from a hamstring injury, Jordan Henderson, England’s elder statesman, dashed to St George’s Park this week to join his team-mates and push his case for inclusion at a sixth consecutive major tournament.
Read the full feature here! (The FA via Getty Images)Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick arrives at San Siro18:16, Jonathan GorrieOne of the most iconic grounds in football, soon to be on the way out. Kane ‘free’ after ankle injuries threatened Tottenham and England18:07, Jonathan GorrieHarry Kane has revealed that working with a new personal physiotherapist has helped him to feel “free” on the pitch and overcome the ankle injuries which hampered his career. Between September 2016 and April 2019, Kane suffered five separate ankle ligament injuries and the persistent issues led the England captain to tear his hamstring on New Year’s Day 2020 while playing for Tottenham at Southampton. He did not play again until June of that year, during Project Restart, but has since missed just five matches through injury after employing a personal physio.
The Spanish fitness coach, who Kane declined to name, was recommended to him by another athlete and spends one week of each month living with the Spurs forward. You can read Kane’s comments in full here! (Getty Images)Why England must bank on Foden for World Cup with Grealish a super sub17:57, Jonathan GorrieLess than six minutes into England’s Euro 2020 campaign, in the dazzling Wembley sunshine, a bleach-blond Phil Foden stands up a scrambling Croatia defender, shimmies inside onto his left foot, curls the ball low past goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, then watches in dismay as his shot ricochets back off the base of the post. A couple of inches to the right, and perhaps that strike would have launched the summer of Phil, a breakthrough on the international stage for the most exciting English player of his generation, whose football genius as much as his barnet has ignited hopes of a Gazza Euro ’96-style campaign.
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Having come under intense scrutiny earlier this year, Gareth Southgate is still looking for answers ahead of his third major tournament in charge of the Three Lions. Malik Ouzia looks at the key issues facing England… (AFP via Getty Images)A look inside the dressing room18:35, Jonathan GorrieConfirmed Italy lineup18:29, Jonathan GorrieConfirmed England lineup18:23, Jonathan GorrieGareth Southgate needs answers18:21, Jonathan GorrieThe summers of 2018 and 2021 were landmark stages on England’s journey under Gareth Southgate, but nine weeks out from the third major tournament of the manager’s reign, quite where they are heading now is unclear. In the defiant days after last year’s European Championship near-miss against Italy, a linear rise from tournament irrelevance to a semi-final and then a final seemed to have only one logical conclusion for a young but maturing squad in Qatar. Twelve months on, after a disastrous run of four Nations League matches in a fortnight without a victory, the fear set in that Southgate’s England might already have peaked, this group of players taken as far as they might go by a manager of statesmanlike decency and tactical limitations.
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