England vs. Switzerland - Football Match Report

Calvin Saunders
September 12, 2018

England bounced back from three consecutive defeats for the first time in 30 years as a much-changed side edged past Switzerland for a 1-0 friendly win in Leicester thanks to Marcus Rashford's victor.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate will be eager for his side to bounce back from defeats to Croatia, Belgium and Spain in their past three fixtures.

Man-of-the-match Rose was one of the few players to impress throughout and told Sky Sports there were a few home truths between team-mates at the interval.

They're intelligent footballers, they should have a view of what's going on.

"He's got two goals this week, some of his performances with us have been really good but to finish with two really good finishes is very important for him".

The second half brought a notable improvement and Marcus Rashford netted the only goal from Kyle Walker's 54th-minute cross.

"So numerous lads were playing their first 45 minutes of the season", said the England manager.

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"The first half was quite predictable really, but the players needed the game".

"We gave them a bit too much respect with the ball". "In the end, we are over the moon to keep a clean sheet and get back to winning ways". [Xherdan] Shaqiri was also dropping off the front into areas that were a problem and they were overloading in midfield.

"Everyone voiced their opinion and I think we did a lot better in the second half".

"Before I got in there the players were trying to sort things out", he explained.

Southgate, meanwhile, said of the row between the players at half-time: 'We expect that, we encourage it.

Kane is among the top strikers in the world, Rashford has plenty of potential but features mainly as a substitute for Manchester United, while Welbeck has a strong global record but plays a bit-part at Arsenal. We kept the ball better after half-time also.

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