Harry Kane moved to second on the all-time England goalscoring chart as he helped England produce one of the narrow football scores in a friendly at Wembley. They were second-best in the first half and were made to pay when Breel Embolo headed the visitors ahead in the 22nd minute. Luke Shaw equalized with a superb striker in the first minute of stoppage time before Kane scored the match-winner in the 78th minute.
England: Pickford (8), Walker-Peters (7), White (6), Coady (7), Guehi (7), Shaw (7), Henderson (6), Gallagher (8), Mount (6), Kane (7), Foden (7).
Subs: Rice (6), Mitchell (7), Sterling (6), Grealish (6), Bellingham (n/a), Watkins (n/a).
Switzerland: Omlin (7), Widmer (6), Akanji (6), Frei (6), Rodriguez (7), Steffen (6), Xhaka (7), Shaqiri (7), Freuler (6), Vargas (7), Embolo (7).
Subs: Mbabu (6), Zuber (5), Sow (6), Zeqiri (6), Aebischer (n/a), Gavranovic (n/a).
Man of the Match: Conor Gallagher
England manager Gareth Southgate: “It was a really good test; we know they are a very good side and a great challenge for us. We learned a lot about some new players and some inexperienced players in an international shirt. Everybody is always highlighting Jordan Pickford, but you saw in the first half the quality he has. He was composed with the ball today; he made good decisions and did not risk in silly areas.”
“We played out from the back well, Ben White and Marc Guehi were very good. Ben got caught a bit for the goal but apart from that to come in at late notice with John Stones feeling something, he and Marc should be pleased. We know the Swiss tactically are good and we got stronger as the game went on. The subs made an impact and we felt it was right to manage the game that way. Declan Rice was excellent and made a big impact. Really pleased to win the game.”
For more football scores, click here