England came from a goal down to beat Switzerland 2-1 in an international friendly at Wembley on Saturday. Gareth Southgate’s team are now unbeaten in eight matches since their Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy on penalties.
The Three Lions almost broke the deadlock in the 14th minute when Ben White’s leading ball was placed on Phil Foden by Harry Kane, unleashed Conor Gallagher on the post, and forced Silvan Widmer out of the left post. – foot effort.
On the other hand, Granit Xhaka’s strike from the distance forced Jordan Pickford to save a bit, while Breel Embolo passed to White and cleared the ball past Xherdan Shaqiri after England failed to clear the danger.
Switzerland were supposed to score almost immediately after the first game when Fabian Frei’s famous shot was put on the post by Pickford.
England have missed two good chances to equalize with Kyle Walker-Peters who played the first game with Kane, although their embarrassment was blocked by the latest offside flag.
The Southgate boys were also surrounded when Shaqiri’s corner hit the post before Ricardo Rodriguez fired another shot into Pickford and Embolo fired another.
England got their equalizer off the break when Walker-Peters helped to win the ball high on the pitch, and Gallagher’s cut-back was caught in the net by Luke Shaw.
Gallagher came close to finding another assistant on the other side of the box when he threw a shiny ball for Kane to chase, but the captain’s shot was disallowed by Jonas Omlin’s face.
From the resulting corner, Guehi’s head looked set to be turned by Conor Coady in the distance, but the Wolves captain could not touch it.
The Three Lions were turning a little foul, Kane’s ball from Tyrick Mitchell’s full ball softened and White fired over the box.
And England were awarded a penalty following a long VAR test just an hour before Guehi’s head hit Steven Zuber’s arm, and Kane stepped up to score his 49th goal for his country.
Southgate’s side hold on for a place to win and return to action on Tuesday against Ivory Coast.