Man Utd midfielder Jesse Lingard thrilled to prove England matchwinner

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England certainly chose obliging opponents and on this evidence, with the stadium barely half-full by the final whistle, it is very clear that a win against this lot can not be considered the prize it once was.

Well, apart from the usual brainless attempt to drown out another country's national anthem. All the way up to the point where it comes to the football. But with VAR not in use, England's appeals were waved away.

Even the early loss of Joe Gomez, who picked up an ankle injury and was replaced by Harry Maguire in the 10th minute, failed to bother a three-man defence that included Kyle Walker in an unfamiliar central role.

I call the team together and remind them we must be good ambassadors for England if we get to Russian Federation.

On that front, Southgate will at least have a better idea now why Rose has fallen out of favour with Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.

"I worked with him four years ago and very quickly you were seeing a player that was not the normal English centre-back and he was one who really enjoyed his football against Holland". Marcus Rashford went down after clear contact with De Ligt, but the official did not award the Lions a penalty.

"They're part of our England family".

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Southgate also hit back at criticism of having no black or ethnic minority coach on his staff for the World Cup.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's rasping eighth-minute drive drew Dutch goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet into action before Virgil van Dijk deflected a Lingard shot wide on 17 minutes. It was notable, for instance, that the move prior to Lingard's strike started with a Pickford pass from the back.

"There are moments where the goalkeeper or a defender can come and put the ball into the stand or play it forward hopefully".

Gareth Southgate opted for a few changes with 20 minutes remaining as Jamie Vardy, Dele Alli, Danny Welbeck and Ashley Young were introduced.

"Obviously there's been reference to how we would deal with racism but we have a department set up working across all our teams to deal with that sort of player welfare side of things".

Pickford impressed in November's goalless draw with Germany and he will get a chance to shine once more when Ronald Koeman - the man who sanctioned a £30million move for the former Sunderland keeper while manager at Everton - takes charge of his country for the first time. Yet Mawson, Tarkowski and Lewis Cook will have to hope they make their debuts on Tuesday.

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