Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Marcus Rashford proves his worth, leading patchy England to win over Swiss

Marcus Rashford proves his worth, leading patchy England to win over Swiss

Vladimir Petkovic's side thrashed Iceland 6-0 to kickstart their Nations League campaign and were the better side for the first 45 minutes at the King Power.

England, which finished fourth at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, is coming off a 2-1 loss against Spain in its first group stage match of the UEFA Nations League.

A more positive start to the second period for the hosts was rewarded with the only goal on 54 minutes when Kyle Walker's hanging cross to the back post was swept home by Rashford for his fifth global goal.

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

"We gave them a bit too much respect with the ball". "He's had three days of little training, so half-an-hour was flawless to keep him ticking over".

'Everybody voiced their opinion at half-time, I thought we did better in the second half'.

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The security provided by the presence of three central midfielders behind him enabled Shaqiri to roam wherever his little legs wished to carry him, and he popped up all over the pitch in the first half.

"A number of other players who have had this two, three, four-year accumulation of summers of games, I would suggest that tonight is absolutely the right thing to make those changes".

After going down at home to Spain on Saturday, the English were out to end off their worldwide break on a high.

"We were trying to correct one or two things but also challenge them a bit, it was an important night for us to finish well and we knew it would be hard because of the changes and amount of game time, but I'm really pleased because the players have given everything this week".

"We could see how good a side Spain were at the weekend", he said.

"I'm really pleased for him".

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