Teamwork makes the dream work

Participant scores as late Bellingham strike secures hard-fought draw


Jude Bellingham produced a Ninety fifth-minute equaliser as England drew 2-2 with Belgium in a global pleasant on Tuesday.

Youri Tielemans proved the thorn in England’s aspect throughout an thrilling first half at Wembley, with the Aston Villa midfielder scoring a brace after a number of defensive errors to cancel out Ivan Toney’s Seventeenth-minute penalty.

England utilized loads of stress as the sport wore on and had been finally rewarded with the ultimate kick of the sport, Bellingham firing residence from contained in the field to safe a deserved draw for Gareth Southgate’s aspect.

How the sport unfolded

England had been aiming to bounce again from their disappointing 1-0 defeat to Brazil on the weekend, however they made a nightmare begin to proceedings at Wembley. It took simply 11 minutes for Belgium to take the lead in London and it was Jordan Pickford at fault, with the Everton stopper’s poor clearance punished by a intelligent long-range effort by Tielemans.

Nevertheless, the Three Lions responded shortly after Toney was felled by Jan Vertonghen within the penalty space following a sensible transfer, with the Brentford ahead coolly changing the next spot-kick to equalise.

Gareth Southgate’s aspect thought they’d accomplished a first-half turnaround when Jarrod Bowen transformed from shut vary after Lewis Dunk’s header from a nook, however the objective was finally dominated out by VAR for offside.

England had appeared the way more spectacular crew since Toney’s penalty, however one other error within the backline allowed Belgium to retake the lead earlier than the break. Dunk did not clear correctly following a protracted ball in behind the hosts’ backline, with Romelu Lukaku stealing the ball and organising Tielemans for his second of the sport with a sensational trivela cross to the far submit.

England began on the entrance foot after the restart following a optimistic first-half show, with Toney coming near grabbing a second equaliser seven minutes after the break. The striker noticed his ferocious near-post strike effectively saved by Matz Sels, with each Phil Foden and Bellingham spurning promising alternatives minutes later.

Bowen was subsequent to check the Belgium goalkeeper however his instinctive effort following Joe Gomez’s cross was comfortably handled. Kobbie Mainoo additionally got here near a primary England objective, together with his low drive from shut vary rebuffed to maintain the guests forward.

England continued to pile stress on the Belgium objective because the minutes ticked away and Foden was unable to supply a deserved equaliser with just a little over ten minutes to play, flashing his highly effective strike inches extensive of Sels’ far submit.

It appeared as if England had been going to fall wanting a late equaliser, however Bellingham stepped as much as spare their blushes. The ball was stored alive contained in the penalty space within the fifth minute of stoppage time and finally fed via to the Actual Madrid midfielder, who stroked the ball into the far nook with little fuss.

Jordan Pickford

Pickford was answerable for Belgium’s opener / Nigel French/Allstar/GettyImages

GK: Jordan Pickford – 4/10 – A dreadful error handed Belgium their opener and he was seldom known as upon in any other case.

RB: Ezri Konsa – 6/10 – Moved to centre-back after John Stones was substituted and wasn’t examined usually.

CB: Lewis Dunk – 4/10 – Very like Pickford, his defensive mistake value England a objective, with the Brighton defender flapping on the likelihood to clear a routine lengthy ball in behind.

CB: John Stones – 5/10 – Just a few shaky moments within the early levels and he was pressured off the pitch with an damage after simply ten minutes.

LB: Ben Chilwell – 6/10 – A greater efficiency than his disappointing show in opposition to Brazil, however his involvement was largely restricted.

CM: Kobbie Mainoo – 8/10 – A very exceptional show on his first ever England begin. The 18-year-old’s fast flip of tempo helped create the first-half equaliser and he stood out amongst his friends for his maturity.

CM: Declan Rice – 7/10 – Captaining England for the primary time, it was an assured show from the Arsenal midfielder, who enabled Mainoo and Bellingham to impression the sport additional ahead.

RM: Jarrod Bowen – 6/10 – A tireless efficiency from Bowen, who simply lacked just a little finish product across the penalty space.

AM: Jude Bellingham – 8/10 – One other elegant outing from the Actual Madrid star, who showcased his excellent technical abilities all through. On the coronary heart of England’s greatest moments within the attacking third and snatched a late equaliser with a composed end.

LM: Phil Foden – 7/10 – Grew into the sport after a muted opening half-hour and commonly drifted into harmful central areas from extensive left. Seemed sharp in Belgium’s half.

ST: Ivan Toney – 7/10 – Marked his first England begin with a well-taken penalty that he gained himself and his hold-up play was spectacular. The Brentford man has maybe moved forward of Ollie Watkins within the pecking order.


SUB: Joe Gomez (10′ for Stones) – 4/10 – Not the best efficiency from the Liverpool defender, who had a tough night up in opposition to the pacy Jeremy Doku.

SUB: James Maddison (74′ for Mainoo) – 6/10

SUB: Anthony Gordon (80′ for Bowen) – 6/10

SUB: Ollie Watkins (80′ for Toney) – 6/10

Subs not used: Aaron Ramsdale (GK), James Trafford (GK), Rico Lewis, Jarrad Branthwaite, Jordan Henderson, Conor Gallagher, Cole Palmer, Marcus Rashford.


Gareth Southgate – 7/10 – The England boss shall be largely happy together with his aspect’s show regardless of a number of particular person errors, together with his gamers exhibiting nice dedication to seize a late leveller.

Lewis Dunk, Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku’s fantastic cross arrange Belgium’s second / Clive Rose/GettyImages

GK: Matz Sels – 7/10 – A pointy show to disclaim some good England efforts, particularly within the second interval.

RB: Timothy Castagne – 6/10 – Usually left with out a man to mark as Foden drifted inside, with the Fulham man stable when known as upon.

CB: Zeno Debast – 6/10 – Virtually put into his personal web midway via the primary interval, however grew in confidence because the minutes handed.

CB: Jan Vertonghen – 6/10 – The previous Tottenham defender conceded a penalty for a late lunge on Toney within the first half, however was in any other case stable for the guests.

LB: Arthur Theate – 7/10 – Largely stored Bowen quiet, utilizing his physicality to stifle the West Ham winger.

CM: Orel Mangala – 6/10 – Not as eye-catching as his midfield companions in what was a formidable battle in central areas.

CM: Amadou Onana – 7/10 – A combative show from the Everton midfielder, who additionally arrange Tielemans’ opener with an ideal contact.

CM: Youri Tielemans – 8/10 – Scored two implausible objectives to offer his aspect the lead heading into the break, the primary of which was a intelligent strike from vary. A continuing risk as Belgium’s most superior midfielder.

RW: Leandro Trossard – 6/10 – Not concerned too usually and was responsible of slowing the play down on a number of events.

ST: Romelu Lukaku – 7/10 – The skipper produced a surprising outside-of-the-boot cross to arrange Tielemans’ second. Largely remoted as Belgium dropped deeper and deeper.

LW: Jeremy Doku – 7/10 – An electrical show from the winger, who tormented Gomez at instances. Simply lacked the ultimate cross or shot to match his spectacular work price.


SUB: Dodi Lukebakio (60′ for Trossard) – 6/10

SUB: Thomas Meunier (71′ for Theate) – 6/10

SUB: Aster Vranckx (71′ for Tielemans) – 6/10

SUB: Lois Openda (82′ for Mangala) – N/A

SUB: Wout Faes (82′ for Debast) – N/A

SUB: Michy Batshuayi (82′ for Lukaku) – N/A

Subs not used: Arnaut Bodart (GK), Thomas Kaminski (GK), Koni De Winter, Arthur Vermeeren, Oliver Deman, Johan Bakayoko.


Domenico Tedesco – 7/10 – A superb counter-attacking show from his aspect, who had been seconds away from a primary ever win in England.

Participant of the match – Kobbie Mainoo (England)