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Preview

Gareth Southgate knows the must have a good performance after their hasty win against Iceland. Unusual players and new debutants such as Calvert-Lewin or Saka will probably start due to the match which takes place two days later against the Belgian national team.

Carlos Acosta will join you during the broadcast of the match.


Starting Lineups

Wales are playing with a 5-3-2. Norrington-Davies will unfortunetely have to wait for his senior debut.

England are starting the game with a 5-2-3 and with debutants Calvert-Lewin and Saka. It was an expected lineup taking into account that they will face Belgium in a couple of days.


Kick off

1´KICK OFF.

And the ball starts rolling in Wembley with England having the posession.


First minutes of the game and Wales have the control of the posession trying out Englands defence with a corner. Quite of a slow start by both teams.


12´ First great chance of the game. Danny Ings delivers a great ball to Calvert-Lewin which achieves to dribble the goalkeeper but not to finish given to the small angle he had. Unlucky for the debutant.


Fun Fact for the readers:

Will “The Dragons” change this for once?


20´ First big warning from Wales. Moore had the first shot with danger. They are not able to find the last pass to in order to have a clear chance.


25´AND IT IS A GOAL FOR ENGLAND!!!! CALVERT-LEWIN SCORES HIS FIRST GOAL IN HIS FIRST SHOT FOR THE THREE LIONS WITH A BRILLIANT HEADER COMING FROM A MAGNIFICENT CROSS FROM GREALISH.


What a season for Calvert-Lewin! 10 goals in 7 seven games for the youngster. It is a dream start for him.

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30´The referee stops the game for a hydration pause.


35´Looks like it is getting more intense since Dominic scored. More fouls, more chances, more aggression in a brief summary.


37´Coady has his first chance and sends it above the bar. England is willing to expand the scoreboard.


40´INJURY.

Moore has been substituted after an apparent ankle injury

Nico Williams will be the player who replaces Kieffer Moore.


42´ BOOKED.

Roberts gets a yellow card after a harsh tackle to Bukayo Saka.


45´HALF TIME.

England takes a lead by 1-0. I must remark the first 45 minutes from the three up front. Grealish, Ings and Calvert have been a delight to see.

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45´Second half kicks off with no substitutions. Same 22 in the pitch.


49´ Grealish receives a dangerous tackle from Ampadu. First warning from Wales in the second half.


53´AND HERE COMES THE SECOND GOAL OF THE NIGHT. COADY SCORES HIS FIRST INTERNATION GOAL BY TAPPING THE BALL INTO THE NET! BRILLIANT CROSS FROM TRIPPIER TOO.

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57´BOOKED.

Ampadu gets a yellow card after fouling once again Jack Grealish.


58´SUBSTITUTIONS.

Triple substitutions for England. Mason Mount, Reece James and Mings go into the pitch and so Trippier and goalscorers Calvert-Lewin and Coady leave after an outstanding performance.


60´BOOKED.

Levitt is shown a yellow card.


62´WHAT A SCREAMER FROM DANNY INGS!!! INSIDE THE BOX INGS BICYCLE KICKS IT INSIDE THE GOAL AFTER A POOR PERFORMANCE FROM WALES DEFENSE.


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62´SUBSTITUTION.

Ampadu got subbed for Vaulks.


Second fun fact of the night


70´Brilliant chance from Bukayo Saka! Most done by Grealish who runned through Wales squad. Great save by Hennessey.


73´SUBSTITUTION.

Williams gets off the field. Smith replaces him. And Gunter comes on for Roberts.


75´SUBSTITUTION.

Southgate makes another triple change. Out they go Saka, Winks and Ings. Maitland-Niles, Ward-Prowse and Harvey Barnes are the chosen ones.

Clearly giving rest to some of the players who will may start for the Belgiums game too.


82´SAVE.

Another shot from Danny Ings which gets deflected by a defender and makes Hennessy to stretch as much as he can.


Last fun fact of the night. What a night has it been so far for the England fans.


87´INJURY.

Mepham gets injured after clashing with Ings which has been a headache for Wales defence.


END.

The referee blows his whistle. A comfortable win for England who have dominated the game from start to finish. The game proposed by the English team has made it clear that on Saturday they will go all out. Great performance from very single player but an honorable mention to Calvert-Lewin and Coady.

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It has been a pleasure to guide you through the match.

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