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|Posté le: Ven 8 Juin - 09:55 (2018) Sujet du message: Rashford leads England to win over Costa Rica
There is no place like home. sbo128 England's victory over Costa Rica, due in no small part to Marcus Rashford, takes them to 10 matches undefeated, and 14 games without losing on British soil. Gareth Southgate rotated his team, and the United striker, who debuted in a final phase at the last European Championship aged 18, will play a World Cup with 35 goals under his belt as a professional. Danny Welbeck put the finishing touches to the match with his 16th goal for the 'Three Lions.'
Costa Rica had a game to forget and barely resisted English control.The initiative was handed to the hosts from the beginning and the Tico's never looked like grabbing another victory after the 3-0 against Northern Ireland. sbo128 They've now only won two of the last nine, and the last test before their World Cup debut against Serbia did nothing but increase the problems for Ramirez."We have to have different options and we have to try things," the coach said after the game. "We don't know what problems or situations we will find in Russia, so we must be prepared for everything. "I want to manage various ways of playing."Southgate announced rotation for this match and he kept to his word with only John Stones repeated in the 11 from the team that defeated Nigeria (2-1).No place for Kane, Sterling or Dier.Alexander-Arnold debuted, and Henderson, who will play the pivot with Dier, showed his strength from the beginning.
England maintained the identity that has characterised them in the Southgate era. Solid defence, versatile midfield and vertical up front. Different players to usual, but the same essence. Rashford sent a missile to Keylor Navas's goal for his third in an England shirt, and the first since September 2017.Henderson, captain in the absence of Kane, took control of the midfield and many of England's attacks came through him.Costa Rica, except for a shot by Venegas that Butland saved, did nothing.
As the minutes ticked by, England took their foot off of the accelerator and, little by little, gave way to their rival. With Vardy and Rashford waiting for any long balls, Southgate could experiment some more in the final stretch. Pope had his first minutes between the posts, and it was Welbeck, who replaced the Leicester striker in the second half, sbo128 that closed the score with a header.