Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

England players rip into each other during heated half-time inquest against Switzerland

England players rip into each other during heated half-time inquest against Switzerland

One fan did, however, not buy into the global friendly hype.

Jack Butland misplaced a pass which rolled dangerously close to his own goal, and when the goalkeeper's next clearance to James Tarkowski was cut out by the Swiss high press, Xherdan Shaqiri should have scored rather than striking the post on his weaker right foot.

On England ending their losing run, Southgate added: "I have a feeling we might be sitting here next month talking about a fourth competitive defeat before the next match". But while there were some satisfactions - among them a first clean sheet in four games - England remain a work in progress.

He was one of only two players to keep their place as Gareth Southgate shuffled his pack at the King Power Stadium and a disjointed first-half showing followed.

Eric Dier, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fabian Delph will start in midfield, while Danny Welbeck joins Rashford up front.

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The opening goal arrived 10 minutes into the second half as Kyle Walker's impressive cross found Rashford, who had the simple task of slotting home from six-yards out.

And he's named an England team with plenty of promise for the friendly fixture against a Switzerland side led by Vladimir Petkovic.

Meanwhile, Luke Shaw remained at St. George's Park on Sunday for further rest and monitoring having sustained concussion against Spain yesterday.

England reaped the benefits of a tactical tweak from Southgate at the interval after Switzerland controlled long periods of the first half. England won the contest, 2-0, and enters the upcoming fixture leading the all-time head-to-head series 16-3-5. England generally prevented him from taking up unsafe positions, but he came close to breaking the deadlock early on after Gavranovic robbed Tarkowski on the edge of the box.

While England has always developed top-class talent, with the so-called "Golden Generation" featuring the likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, current England boss Southgate has said that only Gazza can be described as a truly world class, game changing midfielder.

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