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

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

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

England end a three-match losing streak courtesy of a 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland, with Marcus Rashford getting the only goal of the game at the King Power Stadium.

It was Rashford's fifth goal for England in 27 matches.

"We could have been two or three-nil down at half-time", admitted Rose, who was man-of-the-match.

"It was a tall order to ask them to play against an excellent Switzerland side, they kept the ball well and we had to chase too much".

Rashford, who has had a hard start to the season with Manchester United, also notched the opener at Wembley in their Nations League clash with Spain on Saturday night, before scoring the only goal in their friendly at the King Power Stadium. "So numerous lads were playing their first 45 minutes of the season", he said.

The Three Lions seized initiative on 54 minutes to go in front thanks to a finish at the far post from Rashford after being picked out by Kyle Walker. "The second half wasn't awesome, but it was better than the first and we're over the moon we got the win". "The pressing was in bits and bobs, people were going and people were staying, so the gaffer had stern words with us and the second half was much better". Loftus-Cheek, who has become the canary in the mine for England's youth development pathway, had played only 33 minutes for Chelsea this season prior to kickoff, while Delph was making his first appearance of the campaign. And this resulted in many players taking home the prized cap, while how deserving they were of then being branded an "England international" has been open to great debate. We always encourage them to have a voice. 'We also know that, on Saturday, we could have feasibly ended with a draw which would have looked different as well.

Gareth Southgate has said that England have only produced one World Class midfielder in the last half-a-century - Paul Gascoigne.

England will be back in action in October with a UEFA Nations League double trip against Spain and Croatia.

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

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