UEFA Nations League • Group 2
  • 2nd Half
  • England
  • Belgium
  • MountSancho
  • CarrascoDoku
  • Alexander-ArnoldJames
  • De BruyneVerschaeren
  • Calvert-LewinKane
  • HendersonPhillips
  • Mount
  • 1st Half
  • England
  • Belgium
  • Rashford (P)
  • Meunier
  • Rice
  • Lukaku (P)

England - Belgium
UEFA Nations League - 11 October 2020

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  • End of 2nd Half

Full-time: It's all over! England continue their unbeaten run in 2020 to move top of League A Group Two in the Nations League!


England have almost everyone back as they try to protect what would be an invaluable lead over the side ranked the world's number one...


FOUR minutes will be added on - can England hold on?


England sub: Jadon Sancho comes on for Mount.


Miss! And now Rashford spurns a gilt-edged opportunity! Rice drives down the left and centres it for the United forward. But he flashes his shot over the top of the bar!


Close! Mount wins a corner for the hosts and Kane misses the chance to seal the deal for England! He's left unmarked and from six yards he glances his header well wide!


Belgium are throwing caution to the wind and with De Bruyne off the pitch, it's the energetic Carrasco who is asking questions of the England defence. He wins a corner, which he takes himself, but the delivery is catching practice for Pickford.

  • Reece James
    OffTrent Alexander-ArnoldEnglandEngland sub: Reece James come on for Alexander-Arnold, which is a rather strange switch.
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England sub: Reece James come on for Alexander-Arnold, which is a rather strange switch.


Walker is caught sleeping as Lukaku runs onto Meunier's pass. The England defender does well to recover, though, blocking the shot and Belgium only have a corner to show for their effort.

  • Yari Verschaeren
    OffKevin De BruyneBelgiumBelgium sub: And that will be De Bruyne's last contribution as he is replaced by Yari Verschaeren.
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Belgium sub: And that will be De Bruyne's last contribution as he is replaced by Yari Verschaeren.


Chance! De Bruyne unlocks England's defence with a ridiculous pass with the outside of his boot to find Carrasco. But with just goalkeeper to beat, he clips the ball wide!


A lapse of concentration in the England box as Castagne runs through without much bother. But the hosts manage to scramble it clear.


Catagne delivers a dangerous cross and Trippier makes a desperate header to prevent a Belgium equaliser.


Double England sub: Henderson and Calvert-Lewin make way for Kane and Phillips.


GOAL! England 2-1 Belgium (Mount): Mount pops on the left side of the penalty area and latches onto Trippier's header. He creates the space for a shot and it deflects off Alderweireld as it loops up into the top right corner. England are ahead!


Kane is also preparing to come on for the hosts.


Kalvin Phillips is warming up for England. As if England need another defensive midfielder!


The ball falls kindly for Calvert-Lewin inside the box. He controls on his chest but mishits his shot and it's a comfortable save for Mignolet.


England are getting much tighter to Lukaku since the restart and Rice - already on a yellow card - wins the ball from the Inter forward with a fantastic tackle.


Alexander-Arnold is nutmegged by Catagne as Belgium forge a move down their left, but Walker tidies up with an important challenge.


Trippier's delivery finds Calvert-Lewin, who jumps early but heads over the bar. England are the better side at the moment.


This is much better from England now, as Mount runs into space and forces a corner.


Penalty appeal! Calvert-Lewin goes down inside the Belgium area, but there's nothing doing from the referee, as he jumped into Denayer.


Calvert-Lewin flicks a header into the path of Rashford, who drives at goal. He's forced to look for a team mate and feeds Calvert-Lewin on the edge of the box. He leans back and his wild shot ends up in row-Z.


Walker gives up possession as England's lacklustre performance continues into the early stages of the second half.


Kick-off! There are no changes at half-time, as England get the second half underway.

  • End of 1st Half

Half-time: It's England 1-1 Belgium at the break. Gareth Southgate's side started well but in a 10-minute spell saw the visitors have a goal disallowed before conceding a penalty, which Lukaku dispatched. England levelled with a spot-kick of their own, taken by Rashford.


One minute of additional time to be played at the end of the first half.


Rice is robbed in midfield, with De Bruyne trying to feed Lukaku through the middle, but Dier is there to intercept.


Miss! Brilliant from Lukaku, who shields the ball and releases Carrasco with the most beautiful flicked pass. The winger scuffs his shot well wide with just Pickford to beat!


Perhaps that will be the shot in the arm England required. The equaliser comes against the run of play, but the hosts are now playing with a spring in their step, as we approach half-time.

  • Marcus Rashford
    Goal by penaltyMarcus RashfordEnglandGOAL! England 1-1 Belgium (Rashford, pen): With Kane - the usual penalty-taker - on the bench, Rashford takes the responsibility and confidently smashes the ball past Mignolet.
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GOAL! England 1-1 Belgium (Rashford, pen): With Kane - the usual penalty-taker - on the bench, Rashford takes the responsibility and confidently smashes the ball past Mignolet.


Penalty to England! Meunier holds Henderson in the penalty area and the referee points to the spot!


Rashford has no one in support but does well to win the corner. Tripper's delivery is cleared behind by Boyata for another England corner.


The corner delivery is claimed authoritatively by Mignolet, who tries to launch a counter-attack. England win possession back, though.


Maguire fires a pass into the feet of Calvert-Lewis. His first touch is superb and allows him to run at Alderweireld, eventually winning a corner.

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    Yellow cardDeclan RiceEnglandYellow card! Rice goes into the book for a rash challenge from behind on Witsel.
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Yellow card! Rice goes into the book for a rash challenge from behind on Witsel.


England had almost 80 per cent of the ball in the opening 10 minutes, but goals change games and Belgium have been in total control since breaking the deadlock.


Alexander-Arnolds intervenes to stop Belgium's attack. Lukaku has been by far the best player on the park so far.


Belgium clear, but not convincingly. Henderson keeps it alive, whipping a deep cross but Tripper's header is awful.


Dier's inch-perfect diagonal ball finds Alexander-Arnold whose cross is blocked and England win the corner.


Not far away! The hosts fail to clear their lines and it drops to Meunier whose half-volley almost finds the right corner, drifting just wide with Pickford at full stretch.


England are losing their way here, with Rashford conceding possession in midfield. De Bruyne pounces, cutting onto his left foot but shooting straight at Pickford.


England have conceded their first goal in exactly one year (against Czech Republic on this day in 2019).

  • Romelu Lukaku
    Goal by penaltyRomelu LukakuBelgiumGOAL! England 0-1 Belgium (Lukaku, pen): After a shuffle in his run-up, Lukaku slides it into the left corner, sending Pickford the wrong way.
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GOAL! England 0-1 Belgium (Lukaku, pen): After a shuffle in his run-up, Lukaku slides it into the left corner, sending Pickford the wrong way.


Penalty to Belgium! Lukaku is too quick for Dier, who tries to rescue the situation with a clumsy sliding challenge on the forward. He takes the man and not the ball, and the referee points to the spot!


It's a let off for England, who had been bossing possession and were full of confidence. But they were carved open as Belgium thought they had taken the lead. It was an extremely close offside call.


Meunier had found space down the right and cut it back for Carrasco, whose powerful finish left Pickford with no chance. However, it's chalked off.


Goal disallowed! Carrasco scores the opener for Belgium with the visitors' first meaningful attack, but the linesman's flag is up. It's ruled out with a late, late call.


England have enjoyed the lion's share of the ball so far. The front three are playing very close together and have the potential to cause Belgium problems.


Tielemans lifts a lovely ball over the top for De Bruyne, but Rice is alert to the danger and blocks the playmaker's shot.


England start on the front foot, with Calvert-Lewin immediately involved, linking up with Rashford. The move breaks down, though.


Kick-off! The players take the knee in the ongoing fight against racism and Belgium then get the game underway.


It's England versus Belgium in the Nations League, it's LIVE and it's NEXT!


It's time for the national anthems.


Pre-match stat: Since losing 4-1 against Germany at the 2010 World Cup, England have not lost a match on a Sunday (P13 W9 D4), winning five of their six Sunday matches under Gareth Southgate.


Ten minutes until kick-off at Wembley! England, who are two points behind leaders Belgium, will leapfrog Martinez's side with victory.


Southgate told Sky Sports that Kane had cramp on Wednesday and missed most of training this week. "He's not injured" the boss confirmed and will be available "later in the game". "This is the type of test we need," continued Southgate. "It's a really good challenge to match up against their system."


Pre-match stat: England have kept a clean sheet in each of their past six matches - should they keep a clean sheet against Belgium, it will be the longest run of games without conceding in the national side's history.


Southgate's selection will prompt plenty of questions. Why three right-backs? Why Pickford over Pope? Why bench Grealish?


Pre-match stat: England lost just one of their first 21 matches against Belgium (W15 D5) but have since lost each of their past two games against the Belgians, both at the 2018 World Cup.


Belgium make EIGHT changes from the side that defeated Ivory Coast in a friendly during the week, with Kevin de Bruyne taking the captain's armband. Romelu Lukaku spearheads the attack. There is no Eden Hazard.


Harry Kane misses out on the starting XI because of a muscle injury picked up in training yesterday, so Dominic Calvert-Lewin keeps his place after scoring on his England debut on Thursday. He plays alongside Marcus Rashford MBE in attack. Kyle Walker makes his 50th international appearance and is one of three (!) right-backs playing this evening, with Jack Grealish left on the bench. Jordan Pickford gets the nod ahead of Nick Pope in goal.


TEAM NEWS - England XI: Pickford, Walker, Maguire, Dier, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Rice, Trippier, Mount, Rashford, Calvert-Lewin.. subs: Pope, Henderson, James, Mings, Coady, Maitland-Niles, Phillips, Ward-Prowse, Grealish, Kane, Ings, Sancho. /// Belgium XI: Mignolet, Alderweireld, Denayer, Boyata, Meunier, Castagne, Witsel, Tielemans, De Bruyne, Carrasco, Lukaku.


Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Nations League clash between England and Belgium, a repeat of the 2018 World Cup third place play-off which the Belgians won 2-0. Roberto Martinez's side have won all but one of their last 16 competitive games since and can move five points clear at the top of League A Group 2 with victory today. Kick-off is just an hour away, team news to follow in a moment!