Rashford volley prevents England from going on worst ever run

first_img highlights smart causal silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 5 Rose made the most of his opportunity Danny Rose’s effort was comfortably saved by Yann Sommer in a first-half where the hosts really struggled for creativity.But England were much better after the break and took the lead through Rashford’s composed finish on 54 minutes.Kyle Walker retrieved an over-hit corner before brilliantly picking out the Manchester United striker, who did the rest with a calm volley.However, Switzerland did not give up on the game without a fight and England needed a heroic sliding block from Stones to deny Shaqiri’s powerful goalbound effort. 5 5 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 5 This was Rashford’s fifth goal for his country England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Shaqiri was the visitors’ biggest threat Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade But there would be no equalising goal as the Three Lions avoided a fourth loss in a row which would have been their worst run in the national team’s history.STAR MANRashford will get all the headlines and he’s done a good job in the international break but England’s best player in this game was Rose.The left-back had a point to prove having lost his place to Luke Shaw at the weekend and he was actually England’s biggest threat going forward in the first-half, forcing a solid save from Sommer. Rose was very consistent at the back throughout the game and has certainly given Southgate a selection headache for the Nations League games at Croatia and Spain next month.MOMENT OF THE MATCHRashford’s goal was very pleasant on the eye in a game which lacked quality.It was a composed finish from the striker who has had a very good few days with England. REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible standings England managed to avoid a fourth straight defeat after earning a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Switzerland at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.Marcus Rashford’s second-half strike was all that separated the two sides in a game where Gareth Southgate’s men were far from their best. impact Southgate made nine changes from the loss to Spain Off the back of a disappointing defeat to Spain in their UEFA Nations League opener, England made a very shaky start and were fortunate to not be behind after six minutes.Jack Butland’s sloppy clearance went unpunished but just seconds later his weak pass to John Stones was intercepted before the ball fell to Xherdan Shaqiri, whose shot struck the post.The Swiss continued to have the better chances and Butland was forced into saving Ricardo Rodriguez’s driving effort with his feet.And Rodriguez nearly scored moments later when his angled cross nearly crept into the corner of the net. Some Manchester United fans think these performances should allow the 20-year-old to be given more of an opportunity to play as a centre forward at Old Trafford.Rashford will have certainly given Mourinho something to think about now.UPCOMING FIXTURESFriday October 12 – Croatia v England (UEFA Nations League)Monday October 15 – Spain v England (UEFA Nations League) 5 Latest Football News RANKED Rashford has scored two goals in his last two games for the Three Lions MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?last_img read more