Global friendly match report England v Switzerland 11 September 2018

Global friendly match report England v Switzerland 11 September 2018

Global friendly match report England v Switzerland 11 September 2018

Rashford aside, Danny Rose also caught the eye on England's left flank before giving way to local favourite Ben Chilwell, who made his global debut.

Southgate insisted after being outplayed for the majority of a 2-1 defeat by Spain in his side's inaugural Nations League encounter on Saturday that England must persist with his intention to improve on playing out from the back under pressure. With the second half less than ten minutes old, Trent Alexander-Arnold's corner was half-cleared to Kyle Walker who delivered a pacy cross to the far post. Depth of quality does not appears to be a strong suit with the Three Lions' current crop and some new blood to push Southgate's regulars can be expected next month.

But England were lucky to not be trailing by the break after a lacklustre opening 45 minutes, while Xherdan Shaqiri hit the post for Switzerland early on after the hosts gave the ball away cheaply on the edge of their area.

"Everyone voiced their opinion and I think we did a lot better in the second half". The Milton Keynes-born full-back has been in impressive form for the Foxes this season, which saw him added to Southgate's squad on Sunday after previously featuring for the U21s last week. 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. Ironically, Gareth Southgate was also in the England line-up that day.

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"If he hadn't come on, he'd have done some running on the pitch after the match".

Operating in support of Danny Welbeck at the sharp end of a 3-5-2 system, Rashford was England's liveliest player throughout, and looked their most likely source of a goal even before he netted for the fifth time in global football. And for those at home, the first 25 seconds of coverage were broadcast in black and white to raise more awareness of Kick It Out's anniversary and good work.

The Swiss, however, went close to finding the breakthrough after 36 minutes with Mario Gavranović and Ricardo Rodriguez going close in quick succession.

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