England 1 Switzerland 0: Rashford gets Southgate's men back to winning ways

England 1 Switzerland 0: Rashford gets Southgate's men back to winning ways

The excitement of the Three Lions' run to the World Cup semi-finals was a distant memory in a friendly match that allowed England to at least put behind them defeats to Croatia, Belgium and Spain.

The 22-year-old Tottenham midfielder played the entirety of England's first game since the World Cup on Saturday but will miss the clash with Switzerland at the King Power Stadium, instead returning to his club for treatment. "A real breakthrough for him".

A lacklustre opening 45 from England saw the first half come to a close goalless, with the visitors probably feeling like they should have been in the lead.

It was Rashford's fifth goal for England in 27 matches.

England's players did not hold back from criticising each other at halftime following a bad start to Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland and defender Danny Rose believes the exchange helped them improve and seal a 1-0 victory.

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Xherdan Shaqiri hit the outside of the post in the seventh minute after his former Stoke City teammate Jack Butland made two poor passes out from the back. "It was a tall order to ask them to go in and play against a really good side in Switzerland, who are an excellent team. The pressing was in bits and bobs, people were going and people were staying, so the gaffer had stern words with us and the second half was much better". "We turned it over too easily in that first period but we kept the ball better in the second half".

Southgate, meanwhile, said of the row between the players at half-time: 'We expect that, we encourage it.

Southgate also praised his players for the way they attempted to rectify their own problems themselves at the break in Leicester. We want to have an environment that's demanding because that's the only way we can keep raising the standards.

England worldwide and Tottenham midfielder, Dele Alli, will be available for Spurs against Inter in their Champions League group game which is scheduled to be held in a weeks time at the San Siro.

"We were very keen that he had the opportunity, we were determined to give him some match minutes", said Southgate.

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