England played Austria tonight in a warm-up for the upcoming European Championships and it afforded Gareth Southgate the opportunity to hand Ben Godfrey his first England cap.
The Everton defender came on with half an hour to go to replace Tyrone Mings and was swiftly followed onto the pitch by his club-mate, Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Jordan Pickford, the Blues' other representative, had started the friendly.
Godfrey has already been informed by Southgate that he won't be among the final squad of 26 that will participate in Euro 2020 for England but used the occasion to get his first taste of senior international action.
England won the game narrowly thanks to Bakayo Saka's solo strike.
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1 Posted 02/06/2021 at 21:20:03
Calvert-Lewin has just come on as well. Come on DCL!
2 Posted 02/06/2021 at 21:24:01
3 Posted 02/06/2021 at 21:31:47
4 Posted 02/06/2021 at 21:34:29
5 Posted 02/06/2021 at 21:44:54
6 Posted 02/06/2021 at 22:00:49
7 Posted 02/06/2021 at 23:12:05
Congratulations to Ben Godfrey - a well deserved international cap after a really good season.
8 Posted 02/06/2021 at 23:26:26
9 Posted 02/06/2021 at 23:30:08
Pickers looked safe until the last 10 minutes when his bipolar took over.
DCL made no impression whatsoever.
10 Posted 02/06/2021 at 23:40:23
Rob shame on you for being happy about a player getting injured, youve obviously never played the game, probably picked last or went in goal
11 Posted 03/06/2021 at 08:54:25
12 Posted 03/06/2021 at 10:18:48
Alexander-Arnold's game improved after he went off, he was terrible.
13 Posted 03/06/2021 at 10:29:40
Wanna come round and see my medal collection!!
Stick to netball, lad!!
14 Posted 03/06/2021 at 10:56:14
Do you wanna sign TAA's get well card by the way? 😉
18 Posted 03/06/2021 at 23:23:04
Let's start with stopping the passing backwards and look to take a touch and move the ball forward quickly. It was a very Everton moment, get ball, take time deciding what to do with ball, play an awful back pass and encourage the opposition to move forward and press after an error.
I can try and understand Dom giving a few kick away for jumping so high he endangers another player, high foot to face, but it should not be a yellow card. The defender didn't make an effort and turned away. I thought he did OK but at the end a 'real out and out striker' would take the shot. Not dribble backwards and try and pass to a team mate. Again, learn to go forward, be positive and shoot. Stop passing backwards!
England do remind me of Everton, own fans over rate their chances believing their better than they are. Some good players but defensively suspect and hit and miss going forwards.
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