It’s all over at the Wembley Stadium and it is the Three Lions who have earned a 2-1 win over Switzerland. England conceded early on but replied through Luke Shaw and Harry Kane to get the victory and inflict a first defeat on Switzerland boss Murat Yakin.
FULL-TIME AT THE WEMBLEY STADIUM: England 2-1 Switzerland
78′ MIN: Harry Kane converts the penalty kick to put the Three Lions ahead for the first time in this encounter.
GOOOAAALLL!!! England 2-1 Switzerland (H. Kane)
77′ MIN: The players claim that Steven Zuber handled the ball and it seems they are right. The referee makes a call and blows his whistle for an infringement. England are awarded a penalty.
PENALTY!!! To England
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE WEMBLEY STADIUM: England 1-1 Switzerland
HALF-TIME AT THE WEMBLEY STADIUM: England 1-1 Switzerland
45+1′ MIN: Left-back Luke Shaw coolly slots the ball home after a brilliant team effort.
GOOOAAALLL!!! England 1-1 Switzerland (L. Shaw)
24′ MIN: Wait! Referee Andreas Ekberg has indicated he is going to review the Switzerland goal using VAR. It’s probably to see if there was an offside in the build-up. THE GOAL STANDS!!!
22′ MIN: Breel Embolo scores from quite a difficult position as he leaps high to connect with a cross and powers his header low inside the right post. Excellent finish.
GOOOAAALLL!!! England 0-1 Switzerland (B. Embolo)
KICK-OFF AT THE WEMBLEY STADIUM: England 0-0 Switzerland
England manager Gareth Southgate hands Crystal Palace centre-back Marc Guehi and Southampton full-back Kyle Walker-Peters their Three Lions debuts against the Swiss. There could be a third international bow with Guehi’s club teammate Tyrick Mitchell among the substitutes and there is a real Eagles flavour to the squad with Palace’s on-loan Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher earning his second cap too while usual suspects in skipper Harry Kane, Jordan Pickford and Mason Mount are all in the mix.
Visitors Switzerland include Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka and ex-Liverpool playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri in their starting XI.
As for Switzerland, they have only conceded two goals in seven games so far under manager Murat Yakin, keeping five clean sheets. However, the Swiss have never beaten England on English soil in 11 previous attempts (D4, L7).
England scored 52 goals during 2021, their most in a single calendar year in their history. The Three Lions also kept 14 clean sheets in 2021, another record for them in a single year.
Both countries are through to the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup scheduled for November/December in Qatar, and are making the most use of the latest international break to fine-tune plans and preparations for the Mundial.
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