England vs. Switzerland - Football Match Report

Grant SmithSep 12, 2018

The 20-year-old was England's goal scorer in their 2-1 loss to Spain in their Nations League opener at Wembley, and he was the match-winner for Gareth Southgate's men against Switzerland, ghosting in at the back post to apply a crisp volleyed finish to Kyle Walker's deep cross in the 54th minute.

Gareth Southgate's World Cup semi-finalists came into the match on the back of three consecutive defeats and his much-changed line-up were off the pace in the first 45 minutes at the King Power Stadium.

While both sides will feel they could've been ahead at the break, it was Switzerland's Yann Sommer who was the busier of the two goalkeepers. "The second half wasn't awesome, but it was better than the first and we're over the moon we got the win". Loftus-Cheek, who has become the canary in the mine for England's youth development pathway, had played only 33 minutes for Chelsea this season prior to kickoff, while Delph was making his first appearance of the campaign. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of an organisation which has done so much to eradicate racism and all forms of discrimination in the game and society, there was a strong Kick It Out presence around the King Power Stadium. And we gave the ball away too cheaply. [Xherdan] Shaqiri was also dropping off the front into areas that were a problem and they were overloading in midfield.

'Everybody voiced their opinion at half-time, I thought we did better in the second half'.

"Before I got in the players were trying to sort things out", he continued.

"We expect and encourage it because they're intelligent footballers and it's important they have a view". Today, they were harsh on themselves.

"It was two tough tests against different formations and in the end we've got a good result tonight and could arguably have deserved a draw on Saturday". Following Luke Shaw's similarly encouraging showing against Spain and with Walker, Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold as options on the other side, wing-back is one position where Southgate does not lack for elite talent.

"I imagine Croatia are having similar difficulties".

Related Articles:

« Previous article
Next article »

Popular Pages

Nicki Minaj Disses Cardi B on Queen Radio
"It's insane for me that people always need to make Onika the bad guy", Minaj said, referring to her real first name. I just want people to know that Onika Tanya Maraj has never, will never... speak ill on anyone's child.

Even While Touting Own Accomplishments, Trump Can't Help But Jab Obama's Speech
Former President Barack Obama attends a campaign event Saturday in Anaheim, California , for Democratic congressional candidates. More than six in 10 respondents to a Gallup Poll released in February said they approved of the way Obama handled the job.

U.S. Ramps Up Threats of Military Action Against Syria’s Assad
Airstrikes were launched by the US, Britain and France in April after the last chemical weapons attack which the regime denied. The United Nations and human-rights groups have pleaded against any military offensive in fear of unprecedented bloodshed.

Hurricane Florence: US southeast braces for direct hit from 'monster' storm
Maximum sustained winds were nearly 85 miles per hour Monday morning, the hurricane center said . The governor said residents should prepare for ocean surge, strong winds, and inland flooding.

Apple to Limit Availability of New 6.1-inch iPhone Called iPhone Xr
Of course, there's always the possibly of a shocking "One more thing", but true shocks are no longer easy for Apple to pull off. The third model, an upgrade of the iPhone X with a 5.8-inch screen, reportedly has a faster processor and better cameras.

Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote NYT column
Mark Warner, D-Va., said on CNN in response to Trump's call for an investigation. Woodward has said he stands by his reporting. Appearing on Fox News Sunday , Sen.

Hurricane Florence Expected to Intensify Rapidly, Threaten Mid-Atlantic
Hurricane Isaac is holding steady in strength over the Atlantic. "I dont think many of us have ever been through a Category 4". Large swells generated by Florence are already affecting Bermuda and portions of the East Coast and will continue this week.

How should you prepare for Hurricane Florence? | Don't Miss This
Large swells generated by Florence are already affecting Bermuda and portions of the East Coast and will continue this week. Many people in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic probably have not experienced a storm of the potential magnitude of Florence.

These airlines are waiving fees before Hurricane Florence
The governors of North Carolina and Virginia have announced mandatory evacuations of hundreds of thousands more in their states. And the storm surge , which could be as much as 12 feet in some areas, will be on top of sea level rise from climate change.

US East Coast braces as Florence forecast to intensify into major hurricane
He encouraged people to learn evacuation routes and put fuel in their vehicles in case they're ordered to leave. The category 4 hurricane now has max sustained winds at 140 miles per hour with gusts near 200 miles per hour .