England experiences a sobering actuality verify as they had been outplayed for lengthy durations by a youthful United States facet in a tense 0-0 draw of their second World Cup Group B recreation on Friday.
A 6-2 thrashing of Iran on Monday despatched followers’ hopes hovering, however Gareth Southgate’s facet was lucky to not endure a repeat of their 1950 World Cup calamity towards the Individuals.
England captain Harry Kane was restricted to half probabilities whereas the closest England got here to scoring was a Mason Mount effort on the stroke of halftime.
The momentum went backwards and forwards within the second half however the perfect likelihood was a straight-on shot by England’s Marcus Rashford within the 87th minute that Matt Turner simply stopped.
Then, within the third minute of stoppage time, Kane obtained his head on a free kick however put the ball left of the purpose.
This was the primary US shutout towards a European opponent within the World Cup since successful 1-0 towards England in Brazil in 1950.
Whereas the consequence and efficiency had been disappointing, England prime the group on 4 factors and stay within the field seat to succeed in the final 16.