International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • England
  • Netherlands
  • JanssenClasie
  • DrinkwaterDier
  • Willemsvan Aanholt
  • MilnerAlli
  • Bazoervan Ginkel
  • Narsingh
  • SmallingJagielka
  • LallanaKane
  • RoseClyne
  • SturridgeWalcott
  • Bruma
  • Janssen (P)
  • 1st Half
  • England
  • Netherlands
  • Vardy
  • PromesNarsingh

England - Netherlands

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FT: England 1-2 Holland. Roy Hodgson's men are brought back down to earth with a bump as they lose 2-1 to an under-strength Holland at Wembley. It came on the back of a 3-2 win in Germany, but with all of the changes the same type of display was probably unlikely. Vardy scored again and Drinkwater made a fine bow. But the defensive concerns remain after two second-half goals secured the victory for the Oranje.


England pressing late on but it looks like the visitors are going to hold on for the win.


HOLLAND SUB: Janssen off, Clasie on.


A few headlines were suggesting England have no-one to fear in France following the win over Germany... perhaps a bit OTT.


Three minutes added.


Stones surges forward and overruns the ball. He stretches for it and is down injured. It looked worrying for a moment but he's now back on his feet.


England look set for defeat but there are some positives for Roy. Drinkwater was solid and efficient while Vardy grabbed another goal.


Van Aaonholt drills in a low cross from the left but it's put behind by Jagielka on the stretch. Forster claims the resulting corner.


ENGLAND SUB: Dier on, Drinkwater off. Did he do enough? Solid display from the Foxes man.


Kane slaloms beyond Blind and lets rip with a low drive that flashes past the near post.


Jagielka will wear the England armband for the final moments.


HOLLAND SUB: Willems off, Van Aanholt on.


ENGLAND SUB: Alli on for Milner.


HOLLAND SUB: Marco van Ginkel on for Bazoer.


You can argue it was a foul for Holland's second goal but England's defensive frailties are going to be their Achilles heel again this summer.


Can England launch another comeback here?


GOAL!!!!! Holland take the lead. Jagielka appears to be tumbled by Janssen on the left of the area but play goes on and he cuts it across for Narsingh to fire home at the far post.


England readying another sub. Alli set to come on.


The match in pictures so far...


Delightful play from Walker on the wing. The full back sees his cross tease the fingertips of Zoet but it won't drop for Vardy and the visitors survive once more.


The corner won't quite fall for Kane to pull the trigger and Holland clear their lines.


Milner teases a clever pass into the right side of the area for Kane who sees his cross blocked following an intelligent run.


Do England have a winner in them?


ENGLAND SUBS: Lallana off, Kane on AND Jagielka on for Smalling.


Two more England changes are imminent.


Milner clips a ball over the top towards Walcott who goes down as he chased it alongside Willems. The referee says no penalty but it was clumsy from the Dutch defender.


Walcott turns brilliantly on the right and marauds into the area before hitting a rising shot that is easily pushed over the bar.


It's been a better second period after the sleepy first 45.


More majestic play from Stones in the build up leads to a chance for Walcott... but the Arsenal forward's shot is well blocked.


So, did Sturridge do enough tonight?


Vardy lets fly from 25 yards... great save from Zoet. Nice pass from Lallana in the lead up to that.


Big news away from Wembley... Villa part ways with their manager.


Clyne finds himself in unfamiliar territory on the edge of the Holland box - and it shows as he skies a shot way over the bar. More rugby than football there!


ENGLAND SUBS: Sturridge off, Walcott on AND Clyne on for Rose.


Bruma booked.


Vardy looks to break free and is caught by Bruma.


Happier times for England: Vardy's opener.

Jamie Vardy scores the first goal for England

England with a corner as Walcott gets set to enter the proceedings.


Vincent Janssen's goal was the first England had conceded in 467 minutes of action at Wembley.


Holland with their tails up now. Narsingh's left-wing corner is only half cleared... Drinkwater gets an important header to the second delivery before Forster is forced into action once more with a save low to his left.


GOAL!!! Vincent Janssen levels with a rasping penalty after rose was penalised for blocking Narsingh's cross with his hand.


PENALTY TO HOLLAND! Rose handles a cross from the right and the referee points to the spot. It came just after a Stones error saw Forster makes a top-class save to deny the Dutch.


A magnificent run from Barkley takes him all the way from the halfway line to the edge of the box where Lallana takes over but curls a first-time shot wide.


Sturridge allowed to wriggle free in the area from an England throw. The Liverpool striker gets his shot away but Zoet is down at his near post to claim.


PHOTO: Man of the moment.

Jamie Vardy celebrates with Kyle Walker after scoring the first goal for England

KICK OFF! Holland get the second period underway.


HT: England 1-0 Holland. Vardy looks all set to be on the plane to France after his second goal for the Three Lions in a matter of days gives the hosts a fortunate interval lead.


Free kick to Holland on the left. One minute added. Can they snare an equaliser? The answer is no as Walker twice heads clear.


VIDEO: Vardy's opener.


Holland will feel that goal was against the run of play. They'd be right.


GOAL!!!! England lead and it's that man Vardy once more. A Sturridge dummy allows Lallana space on the edge of the area. The England man waits for the run of Walker on the right who cuts it back for Vardy to hammer into the net.


And no sooner do I say that...


It's been a half to forget.


A flowing England counter attack ends with Milner's hanging cross from the right being easily nodded away.


CLOSE! Barkley spins his man brilliantly 25 yards from goal and lets fly with a curving strike that flies just wide of Zoet's left-hand post.


HOLLAND SUB: Promes off, Luciano Narsingh on.


Holland set to make an early change. Promes hasn't been able to shake off that early problem.


Best spell of the game for England.


The resulting right-wing corner drops for Stones who doesn't quite connect how he would like and sees his low shot booted off the line.


Rose sprints down the left once more and cuts it back for Sturridge who sees his first-time shot blocked.


Some nice touches from the England fans in their tributes to Cruyff tonight.

England fans with a flag and a message in memory of Johan Cruyff

Drinkwater covers well deep in England territory but Stones' refusal to simply clear his lines leads to more pressure from the Dutch.


Fluid play from England sees Rose feed Vardy who rampages into the left side of the Dutch area and blazes over the top. Better from the hosts.


England defend the resulting corner but there's no doubt Holland are the more purposeful so far tonight. That 50-50 with Lallana illustrated that the Dutch look the hungrier side.


Wijnaldum beats Lallana in the 50-50 and fires in a shot from 20 yards that Forster is forced to push behind for a corner.


Rose trying to link with Lallana down the left but the Liverpool midfielder's flick leaves the full back with too much to do. Sums up England so far.


STAT: The Netherlands have lost only one of their last 12 meetings with England, winning four and drawing seven.


Play resumes and England are on the attack. Rose races into space on the left but his cross lands behind the goal. Wasteful play from the Spurs man.


Quincy Promes is down injured. Holland had 10 withdrawals through injury for this round of international fixtures. Not what Danny blind wants to be seeing.


Drinkwater turns in the midfield and rakes a ball out to the right wing... to no-one. The ball rolls out of play. not the kind of pass the Leicester man wants to be playing as he looks to make a late bid to gatecrash the squad for the Euros.


The visitors have been the better team so far. England yet to get going.


Vincent Janssen escapes on the right after a lovely one-two and lays it infield for Ibrahim Afellay. The Stoke man engineers a yard of space but sizzles his shot straight at Fraser Forster.


The minute's applause for Cruyff echoes around Wembley.

England's Jamie Vardy in action with Netherlands' Daley Blind

England have made a sluggish start here. Holland win it on the left flank and work it into to Depay who thrashes an angled volley way wide of the target.


Sturridge hits the turf and doesn't get up. Thankfully he just needs to sort his boots out. No injury concerns this time.


The referee seems to be the only one who missed that Dutch penalty shout...


Vardy threatening to get in behind but Jeffrey Bruma makes a timely interception to concede the corner as Jeroen Zoet came off his line.


DUTCH SPOT KICK SHOUT! Joel Veltman surges in from the right and powers beyond Rose who catches the Dutchman with a stray leg. The referee points for a goal kick but it should have been a penalty!


England caught trying to play it out of defence. Holland win a free kick 35 yards from goal but Jetro Willems' delivery is comfortably headed to safety.


Milner with a right-wing corner that curves out of play. A real waste and not the best start to his big day as captain.


Vardy motors down the right and wins an early corner. Lively play from the Foxes hitman.


Holland already looking ahead to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers after failing to reach a major tournament for the first time since 1984.


DID YOU KNOW? In the only other meeting between England and the Netherlands at the new Wembley, Bert van Marwijk's side ran out 3-2 winners in February 2012 thanks to a brace from Arjen Robben.


KICK OFF! England get us underway following an impeccable minute's silence for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks.


Captain Milner on his Liverpool teammate Sturridge: "No-one doubts his quality. His goalscoring record is unbelievable."


England have not won any of the previous five home games against the Netherlands. The 4-1 victory at Euro '96 is regarded as a neutral venue.

FOOTBALL England players Alan Shearer (left), Teddy Sheringham (centre) and Paul Ince (right) celebrate during the 4-1 Euro 96 win over the Netherlands

Hodgson on tonight's match: "The fact the Netherlands have suffered a lean period doesn't alter the fact they have very good players and are a very good team. After the Germany game we don't want a game that doesn't test us. I want these games to show that we have players capable of doing what we want them to do."

Eric Dier celebrates with Jamie Vardy (L) after scoring the third goal for England against Germany

STAT via OPTA: The Netherlands have lost nine of their 16 games since the 2014 World Cup (W6 D1), as many as in their 79 games previous (W52 D18).


James Milner captains England for the first time as he prepares to win his 58th cap. The 30-year-old Liverpool midfielder said: "Growing up, you're desperate to put on that England shirt. You're scoring goals for England in your back garden. So to get the chance to lead your country out is a massive honour and something you'll never forget."

James Milner is one of the most experienced members of Roy Hodgson's squad

Cruyff Tributes: Fans at Wembley will be asked to take place in a minute's applause after 14 minutes, when an image of Cruyff - who was synonymous with the shirt number - will appear on big screens.


TEAMS - ENGLAND: Forster, Walker, Rose, Smalling, Stones, Drinkwater, Barkley, Milner, Lallana, Vardy, Sturridge... Subs: Heaton, Clyne, Cahill, Jagielka, Henderson, Dier, Alli, Welbeck, Kane, Walcott. /// NETHERLANDS: Zoet, Veltman, Bruma, Blind, Willems, Wijnaldum, Bazoer, Afellay, Promes, Janssen, Depay... Subs: Subs: Vermeer, Vorm, Karsdorp, Van Dijk, Van Aanholt, Clasie, Narsingh, Van Ginkel, Huntelaar, De Jong, Letschert.


REMEMBER HIM? Daniel Sturridge's goal against Italy at the 2014 World Cup must feel like a lifetime ago. The Liverpool man was utilised as England's main striker in Brazil but has played just one match for his country since that tournament. It's 573 days since the forward featured for Hodgson's men in a 1-0 friendly win over Norway. He missed all of the qualifiers for the Euros and has dropped down the pecking order. Can he make a statement here and stay fit for Liverpool to keep his hopes of making the plane for France alive?

Daniel Sturridge scored England's only goal against Italy

Leicester's Danny Drinkwater has been handed his England debut as Hodgson makes eight changes to the side that defeated Germany. Chris Smalling, Danny Rose and Adam Lallana are the three that keep their places. Jamie Vardy joins Daniel Sturridge in attack.

Drinkwater (left) and Vardy

Hello and welcome to LIVE text commentary of England's friendly with Holland at Wembley. Roy Hodgson has made significant changes to his team following the Three Lions' impressive 3-2 win in Germany at the weekend. This is the England boss' last opportunity to cast his eye over the hopefuls before naming his 23-man squad for Euro 2016 on May 12. It's a different story for the Netherlands, who finished third at the 2014 World Cup, but have endured a nightmare since Louis van Gaal's departure. The Oranje are a shock absentee from this summer's Euros but still represent a big-name challenge on the international scene with this fixture having added poignancy following the recent passing of the legendary Johan Cruyff. Kick off 8pm BST.