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11/09/18
King Power Stadium
International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • England
  • Switzerland
  • Henderson
    89'
  • ShaqiriSeferovic
    80'
  • RoseChilwell
    78'
  • Alexander-ArnoldTrippier
    78'
  • DelphHenderson
    68'
  • FreulerZuber
    66'
  • GavranovicAjeti
    66'
  • ZakariaFernandes
    66'
  • WelbeckKane
    61'
  • TarkowskiStones
    61'
  • Loftus-CheekLingard
    61'
  • Rashford
    54'
  • 1/2 Time
  • England
  • Switzerland
  • RodríguezMoubandje
    45'
  • AkanjiMehmedi
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • England
  • Switzerland
  • Lichtsteiner
    27'
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International friendlies - 11 September 2018

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+5' 

FT: England 1-0 Switzerland. Rashford's well-taken second-half goal ends a run of three defeats and gives the Three Lions a narrow victory.

90+2' 

England looking to see this out as the Swiss press late on.

90' 

Five minutes added.

89' 

Ajeti rifles over from a narrow angle on the right after the forward had taken advantage of some indecision from Stones.

  • Jordan Henderson
    Yellow cardJordan HendersonEnglandHenderson booked for a foul as the visitors looked to break.
88' 

Henderson booked for a foul as the visitors looked to break.

86' 

England weather a good spell of Swiss pressure. The Three Lions had almost made it two just moments earlier when Henderson's raking ball to the right was volleyed first-time towards Kane, before being brilliantly cut out by the Swiss defence.

83' 
81' 

Swiss change: Shaqiri off, Seferovic on.

  • Ben Chilwell
    OffDanny RoseEnglandENGLAND CHANGE: Chilwell on for Rose. It's a senior England debut for the Leicester player on his own turf.
  • Ben Chilwell
    OnBen ChilwellEngland
80' 

ENGLAND CHANGE: Chilwell on for Rose. It's a senior England debut for the Leicester player on his own turf.

79' 

ENGLAND CHANGE: Trippier on for Alexander Arnold.

78' 

Rose cuts in from left but sees his shot ricochet back off himself and out for a goal kick.

76' 
75' 

England have been much better in this half. The Swiss have faded.

73' 

This chap's strike remains the difference so far.

England's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their first goal
71' 

Meanwhile, over in Spain...

70' 

Rose pulls it back from the left for Rashford, who leaves it nicely for Dier, but the Spurs man balloons over from the edge of the box.

69' 
68' 

ENGLAND CHANGE: Henderson on for Delph.

67' 

THREE SWISS CHANGES: Fernandes on for Zakaria... Ajeti on for Gavranovic... Freuler off, Zuber on.

66' 

VIDEO: Rashford opens the scoring.

64' 

Shaqiri takes a low cross from the right in his path brilliantly, but sees his shot magnificently blocked by Stones. Not a bad way to announce your arrival in the game.

64' 

LATEST: Spain have now hit six against Croatia...

63' 

DID YOU KNOW? Kane has not found the net in his last four Internationals having scored in nine of his previous 10 prior (14 goals in total). Only once has the England striker gone longer without finding the back of the net for his country (six games between June and September 2016).

62' 

THREE CHANGES FOR ENGLAND: Lingard on for Loftus-Cheek.... Stones on for Tarkwoski.... Kane on for Welbeck.

60' 

England readying a host of changes. Harry Kane is amongst the players coming on.

58' 
: Danny Rose of England battles with Stephan Lichtsteiner of Switzerland during the international friendly match between England and Switzerland at The King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.
57' 

England scarcely deserve that, but it is reward for an improvement of sorts since the restart.

55' 
  • Marcus Rashford
    GoalMarcus RashfordEnglandGOAL! Rashford coolly volleys home at the far post from Walker's superb, deep cross.
54' 

GOAL! Rashford coolly volleys home at the far post from Walker's superb, deep cross.

53' 
Marcus Rashford of England holds off Stephan Lichtsteiner of Switzerland during the international friendly match between England and Switzerland at The King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.
52' 

England looking to be more positive. Rose has been one of the few plus points so far.

50' 

More good play by Rose on the left. His cross is taken down well by Rashford, who juggles his way into a shooting position before seeing a scuffed effort bobble wide on the turn.

49' 

Wowzer!

48' 

Southgate giving the players who under-whelmed in the first half the chance to improve.

47' 

HT SWISS CHANGES: Akanji and Rodriguez off. Mehmedi and Moubandje on.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! The Swiss restart the contest.

  • End of 1st Half
45' 

HT: England 0-0 Switzerland. The visitors have had the better of what has been a turgid affair so far.

44' 

At the other end, Denis Zakaria lets fly but sees his shot flash miles off target.

43' 

Rose's cross is cleared to Dier who tees up Loftus-Cheek to lash in a 20-yard shot that Sommer gathers low to his right.

42' 

Shaqiri overcooks a right-wing corner that flies a good 10 yards beyond any player in the Swiss red. Cue some mocking jeers from the England faithful.

40' 
39' 

LATEST: Spain lead Croatia 3-0 at the interval.

38' 

England suddenly burst free from Maguire's hoofed clearance. Rashford flies down the right and fires in a low cross that Rose meets from a narrow angle, but Sommer is there to push it to safety.

35' 

Rodriguez looks to tease a first-time ball into the middle, but sees his side-foot cross-shot almost deceive Butland and sneak in the far post.

35' 

The Swiss have looked the better side. The nine changes haven't helped England.

33' 

Butland called into action again as he blocks Rodriguez's driven shot from the left. The full back had breezed beyond Welbeck far too easily.

31' 

Mario Gavranovic somehow wriggles between Tarkowski and Walker to get onto a long ball, but see his shot blocked by Butland.

30' 

It's been a rather uneventful half an hour. Surely it can only get better from here...

29' 

Loftus-Cheek with a nasty-looking challenge on Remo Freuler by the touchline. It seems like he just pulled out at the last moment. Could have been x-rated if he hadn't.

28' 

The Liverpool youngster has a pop but Yann Sommer is right behind it.

  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    Yellow cardStephan LichtsteinerSwitzerlandLichtsteiner booked for hauling back Rose in full flow. It's another free kick to the far left of the box. Alexander Arnold over it.
27' 

Lichtsteiner booked for hauling back Rose in full flow. It's another free kick to the far left of the box. Alexander Arnold over it.

26' 

Rashford steps up but fires his effort wide of target.

25' 

Rose sees his delivery easily cleared. England keep the ball alive and it's Rose who wins another free kick as he looked to line up a strike from 30 yards. It's in a central area this time. Rashford and Alexander-Arnold over hovering over it.

24' 

Akanji unfortunate to concede a free kick for a sliding tackle on Loftus-Cheek on the right wing. It's in a decent area for an England set piece.

23' 

LATEST: Spain are 2-0 up against Croatia.

22' 

Some slick play on the left from the Swiss ends with a ball in-behind that looked like causing the home rearguard some concern until Rose got across well on the cover.

20' 

Not much happening at present. England struggling to create anything of note.

17' 

The resulting free kick from the left flank is whipped towards the first runners by the near post, but Dier can't guide his stooping header on target.

16' 

Rashford spins his man and surges at speed down the left. The Swiss look to get back a him and Lichtsteiner ends up tugging him back.

15' 

Switzerland enjoy a good spell of possession. It's fed wide to Arsenal's Stephan Lichtsteiner, but he overruns it as he tried to make space for a cross. The visitors had numbers forward there too.

14' 

STAT: England are unbeaten in their last 10 'home' matches with the Swiss (W6, D4).

13' 

Elsewhere, there's been a goal in England's Nations League group. Spain lead Croatia courtesy of Saul Niguez.

11' 

Switzerland sitting deep, allowing England to have plenty of the ball at the back while looking to press fast when the opportunity arises.

10' 

Great to see.

9' 

DID YOU KNOW? The Three Lions have netted in 22 of their 24 encounters with the Swiss. They only failed to notch in a 1-0 loss in May 1947 and in a goalless draw in September 1977.

7' 

England twice get caught playing out from the back, with Butland the major culprit. The first time is a let off, but the second should end in a goal to the away side. Xherdan Shaqiri is clear on goal but sees a shot from a gilt-edged opening hit the post.

7' 
6' 

STAT: Switzerland's last win over England came in a World Cup qualifier way back in May 1981.

4' 

Rose exchanges passes with Delph and marauds to the left byline, but no-one reads his smart cutback. Yes, we're looking at you Mr Loftus-Cheek.

4' 

England looking lively early doors. Plenty of the play taking place in the Swiss half. But no real threat to their goal as of yet.

3' 

Interesting to see the Swiss matching England with three at the back. The visitors have gone with a 3-5-1-1 while the hosts shape up with a 3-4-2-1.

2' 

Plenty of talk about England's lack of a world-class midfield maestro ahead of this match and following the loss to Spain. Fair to say this guy came into that category.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! England get this friendly international up and running.

19.57 
19.55 

DID YOU KNOW? Eight of England's last 13 goals have been scored by Tottenham players (Kane 6, Alli and Trippier). Could it be a night where Danny Rose or Eric Dier continue the trend? Kane and Trippier could yet make an impact from the bench too.

Kieran Trippier (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in the World Cup semi-final against Croatia.
19.50 
19.45 

HEAD-TO-HEAD: England own the match-up having won 16 of the 24 meetings between the sides prior to tonight. The Three Lions have only lost three times, with the match drawn on five occasions.

19.40 

Will he deliver?

19.35 

Harry Maguire: "You see in the summer we performed, we got to a level where we reached a World Cup semi-final. People say you have got to be patient, but it was pretty soon in terms of reaching a World Cup semi-final from where we were at in recent years. I think we are just building as a team and the way we are playing and I think we can push on now."

Harry Maguire of England gestures during the UEFA Nations League A group four match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium on September 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.
19.30 

Will England halt the losing run? The fans have spoken!

19.15 

Southgate on the prospect of England losing a fourth game in a row for the first time in their history: Not many England sides have played a World Cup semi-final and third-placed play-off so these stats can be whatever you want them to be really. From our point of view, we don't want to be in the habit of losing matches but to play three teams of the quality we have in the last three matches is a very rare occurrence in international football so we have to focus on our performances, and improving as a team."

Gareth Southgate has held talks with Declan Rice about changing his international allegiance to England.
19.10 

A heads up, in case you weren't aware, that this match will be broadcast in black and white for 25 seconds to honour Kick It Out's 25th anniversary.

19.06

CONFIRMED TEAMS - ENGLAND: Butland, Alexander-Arnold, Walker, Tarkowski, Maguire, Rose, Dier, Loftus-Cheek, Delph, Welbeck, Rashford... Subs: Pickford, McCarthy, Bettinelli, Trippier, Chilwell, Stones, Gomez, Henderson, Lingard, Gray, Kane. /// SWITZERLAND: Sommer, Akanji, Djourou, Schar, Lichtsteiner, Freuler, Xhaka, Rodriguez, Zakaria, Gavranovic, Shaqiri... Subs: Mvogo, Kobel, Moubandje, Klose, Mbabu, Zuber, Sow, Embolo, Seferovic, Fernandes, Ajeti, Mehmedi.

19.05 

England make NINE changes from the defeat against Spain. Only Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford retain their places with Jack Butland starting in goal.

England's Marcus Rashford looks disconsolate against Spain
19.00 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the international friendly between England and Switzerland at Leicester City's King Power Stadium. The Three Lions are looking to avoid a fourth straight defeat for the first time in their history as a much-changed team take on a Swiss side that put six past Iceland at the weekend. Kick off 20:00 BST.