IT’S NOT CALLED THE EURO’S FOR NOTHING…..
WOULD ENGLAND BE BETTER OFF AS THE “UNITED KINGDOM” OR BRITANNIA ?
As England will likely face one of France, Germany or Portugal in the last-16,
depending on which nation finishes as runner-up in Group F.
England beat Czech Republic to top group as Raheem Sterling strikes again
More than anything, it was a night when Gareth Southgate needed his attacking talents to express themselves. Safe passage to the last 16 at Euro 2020 had been guaranteed but could England show something to generate a bit of excitement, to fire the feeling that they might be able to cut through teams – a quality that had been wholly absent last Friday in the 0-0 draw with Scotland? Thanks in large part to Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka, who both came into the starting lineup for the first time at these finals, they did so during an enjoyable first half when England asked questions of the Czech Republic with their movement and interplay.
Grealish made the only goal of the night, in the 12th minute for Raheem Sterling, and the Aston Villa player helped to drive his side; ever available for the ball, igniting the collective belief. Saka, meanwhile, brought pace and security on the right flank, his ability to rip into seams of space an eye-catching feature.
Then, in the second half, England shut up shop.