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Belgium 2-0 England: Uefa Nations League – LIVE!

England head to Belgium today needing a result to keep their hopes of reaching the Uefa Nations League finals on track.

With next summer’s European Championships on the horizon, Southgate will want to see some big performances with players running out of chances to impress before the tournament.

England collected three points the last time these two sides met, but the Three Lions will have to turn in another huge display against the world’s number one-ranked nation tonight.

With kick-off at 7:45pm GMT, follow all the action on our LIVE blog…

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KICK-OFF!

We are back underway and England have made a change at the break, but not the one many people were hoping for. Harry Winks is on for Jordan Henderson in what looks a like-for-like change. 

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And, of course, Ben Chilwell’s injury was a real blow. He looks England’s best left-back by some way but he’s getting precious little time in an England shirt ahead of the Euros. 

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The big issue in that half for England was the lack of threat in behind. Perhaps we might see Jadon Sancho at half-time? 

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HALF-TIME | Belgium 2-0 England |

Work to do. It has not worked for England. 

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Jack Rosser for Standard Sport

A blow for Ben Chilwell and a worry for Chelsea there. Having missed the first international camp of the season through injury and then sitting out of all the games through that last after a covid faux pas, the full-back needs as much time in this Three Lions side to get settled and confident ahead of the Euros.

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44 mins: Axel Witsel is in the book for an accumulation of fouls and that means he’ll miss the clash with Denmark in the week. 

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38 mins: This is a blow for England. Ben Chilwell, who Gareth Southgate has hardly been able to call upon of late, is not going to see out the half here. He’s got a problem and Bukayo Saka is on. 

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34 mins: England haven’t been without threat. Harry Kane feeds Grealish with a lovely flick and he gets to the byline before crossing for Mount but the Chelsea man can’t keep his effort down on the volley. Tough chance. 

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Jack Rosser for Standard Sport

That’s a fantastic hit from Dries Mertens. There will be question marks over whether or not the challenge from Declan Rice merited a free-kick or not, but it will be interesting to see how Gareth Southgate responds. The keeping it tight, solid look of a back three hasn’t worked, so will he look to change things quickly and get England on the front foot?


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