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Serbia - England: Laborious victory for the Three Lions (0-1)

Brilliant in the first period, much less sovereign afterwards, the English imposed themselves on the smallest of the steps facing the opposition. Serbia (1-0). On an individual level, Jude Bellingham successfully entered the competition thanks to a nice headed goal. Furthermore, on a collective level, this English training can largely be improved.

Serbia - England: Laborious victory for the Three Lions (0-1)

Serbia 0: 1

Serbia - England: Laborious victory for the Three Lions (0-1)

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23:09 – Summary of match

Southgate signaled it Before the match, the start of major competitions is never easy. For their first outing this evening, England ensured that they won the victory. the minimum service by beating Serbia (1-0)   without really shining and without trying to make a mark; the spirits. However, one might have believed the opposite after a brilliant first quarter of an hour punctuated by by a nice one from Jude Bellingham (13th). Because the English controlled the game well, won the duels and showed themselves to be very inspired in attack. But this impression evaporated at the end of the first act.

Like the Italians yesterday, Harry Kane's partners were unable to repeat the same efforts after the break. Despite great chances from Alexander Arnold (55th) and Kane (77th, cross), the Three Lions had to deploy to preserve the score against an opponent who has shown a more conquering face as the minutes pass. The lack of physical freshness was definitely a problem. felt among English executives in the second period. The competition is still long, and we understand that some players want to save themselves for the rest of the deadlines.

But a feeling emerges after this first victory for Southgate's protégés, the team has the assets to develop an attractive football if all the elements are at 100%. The breakthroughs of the two wingers Foden and Saka, the delicious offerings of Bellingham in the game only accentuate this feeling that the game remains largely perfectible. The observation could be the same for the Serbian opponent who played with a lot of restraint at the start of the match.

Thanks to à this narrow success, England takes the lead in Group C (3 points) ahead of Slovenia and Denmark (1 point) and Serbia (0 points). A success against the Danes in the next match should already be a success. ensure qualification for the Three Lions. It wouldn't seem like first place is already there. acquired by the EURO 2024 finalists but we are not far away.

23:00 – England takes the lead of the Group

On a mathematical level it is an ideal start for the English. Thanks to à this victory against à Serbia (1-0) and Slovenia's draw against Denmark (1-1), Gareth Southgate's men take sole lead of this Group C.

End of the game. The English won by a small goal against Serbia (1-0)! Southgate will not remember anything good from these players in the second period. Less sovereign in midfield, clearly lacking freshness, these men did not show much. The merit also goes to Serbia, who could have equalized several times but who missed of realism in front of goal.

22:50 – Milinkovic-Savic tries his luck

Milinkovic-Savic lifts the ball too much and sees his shot go wide of the English goal. Serbia pushes very hard in the final moments of the match. Mr. Orsato calls for four minutes of stoppage time

22:44 – Bellingham exits

The hero of the evening, Jude Bellingham is replaced by Mainoo. As God Save the Queen is played in the stands of the Gelsenkirchen stadium. there are three minutes left to play

22:42 – Vlahovic responds to Kane!

Serbian response! Magnificent strike from Vlahovic from fifteen meters. Pickford brilliantly boxes the ball for a corner. The equalizer was not far away after this daring attempt by the Serbian striker who did not score again ; with the selection for 6 matches

What an entry from Bowen, the English midfielder infiltrates in front of the surface and serves Harry Kane perfectly . The latter sees his head pushed back by the crossbar then captured by Rajkovic. We feel that the entries of Gallagher and Bowen have brought something to the fore. freshness in the English game.

22:36 – Bowen replaces Saka

< p>Saka is replaced by West Ham midfielder Bowen for the final quarter of an hour of the game

22:30 – Tadic is also booked

Tadic is given a yellow card for his turn to have Foden retained. 

22:26 – Gallagher comes on

While England are much less convincing in midfield, Southgate brings in new blood. Conor Gallagher replaces Alexandrer Arnold.

22:24 – Big chance for Jovic

The last two entrants quickly stand out in attack. After a nice dribble, Tadic throws Jovic into the area, but the AC Milan striker misses his control. The ball ends up in the hands of Pickford, vigilant in the goals.

22:21 – Tadic and Jovic come into play

While Southgate did not perform no change, Stojkovic makes his third and fourth change. Jovic replaced Mitrovic in attack, then Tadic replaced Lukic in midfield. In the game the English lost a little control of the game in the middle.

22:17 – Mitrovic requests a penalty

Continued à a cross from Mladenovic on the sideé left, Mitrovic pushed slightly in the area by Trippier, asks for a peanlty. Mr. Orsato does not flinch. There was still material for this. contest

22:14 – Shot on target from Alexander Arnold

Nice strike from Alexandre Arnold à the entrance to the Serbian surface. Rajkovic, vigilant, intervenes by boxing with both fists. We feel that England can strike à anytime

22:08 – Serbia finally wakes up

The Serbs finally show an attractive face with better possession of the ball and more deep passes up front. like the one who benefited from à Vlahovic. The Juve striker subsequently managed to achieve his goal. infiltrated the area but his cross did not find the ball. of taker. England is not yet at its best. the shelter

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116