MIDDLESBURGH, UK, 6 June 2021 (AFP) – England finished their preparations for the European Cup (which will be played from 11 June to 11 July) with a sneaky win over Romania, before facing Croatia in early 13 June. Di (1-0) in a friendly played in Middlesbrough this Sunday.
The Three Lions team dominated the game, but had to wait more than an hour to open the score against the Romanians, who failed to qualify for the Euros.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford gave England a victory on a penalty in the 68th minute after a foul by Jack Grealish.
As in the game against Austria, England coach Gareth Southgate selected an alternate team, saving many of his stars such as Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Mason Mount.
The reserve turned out to be the most dangerous. Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who created several chances, such as a header that hit the crossbar in the first half, and Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prause, who showed the quality of his free kick, stood out.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who returned to the pitch after an injury in February, missed the second after missing a penalty.
England, who are among the European Cup favourites, have problems developing their game, but after beating Austria (1-0) on Wednesday, it was the most to achieve a second win without conceding a goal in warm-up matches. Tried less.
After making their debut against Croatia on 13 June, Gareth Southgate’s side will face their other two opponents Scotland and the Czech Republic in Group D.