Riverside Stadium
International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • England
  • Romania
  • NedelcearuRus
  • Calvert-LewinWatkins
  • CicaldauBudescu
  • PaunBaluta
  • ShawTrippier
  • RashfordLingard
  • Rashford (P)
  • AlibecHagi
  • SorescuCapusa
  • Ward-ProwseRice
  • SanchoBellingham
  • Ivan
  • PhillipsHenderson

England - Romania

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Not a performance to give a great deal of joy going into the competition, but England's side will be a very different one when they face Croatia next Sunday. Thanks for following the match with us.


Three minutes of extra time to be played.


Budescu puts in a dangerous curling cross shot from the left wing that Johnstone gets behind.


From the corner, Mings has a free header but clears the target.


Bellingham is so unlucky not to score. He heads down Watkins' cross at goal but somehow it deflects off a Romanian defender and over the bar.


Calvert-Lewin is replaced by Watkins.


Lovely cross from Bellingham and Calvert-Lewin leaps as he does so well and aims a header at goal which Nita parries away well.


Budescu and Baluta come on for Cicaldau and Paun.


Henderson shoots to the keeper's right and the keeper makes a very good save parrying it away. Why did he take it though? He took the ball off Calvert-Lewin.


Penalty for England! Chirches crazily launches at the ball in the area and Calvert-Lewin nudges the ball past him and is caught for a penalty.


Shaw and Rashford are replaced by Trippier and Lingard.


What a save! That was incredible from Johnstone. Cicaldau saw an effort blocked and then Ivan volleyed a ball at incredible pace from six yards out which Johnstone parried away .


GOAL FOR ENGLAND! Rashford scores, he waits for the keeper to move, the keeper doesn't move and so he sidefoots to the keeper's left.


Penalty! Grealish goes down very easily in the box but wins the spot kick.


Hagi (the son of the Romanian gun) comes on for Alibec, with Capusa replacing dangerman Sorescu too.


Ward-Prowse is replaced by Declan Rice. He has done his claims for the vacant spot no harm. Bellingham also comes on, with Sancho coming off.


A lovely run from Rashford, linking with Calvert-Lewin on the halfway line then running into the penalty area but his left-footed effort drifts wide of the far post.


A tame effort that one from Ward-Prowse, trying to curl into the near post but the shot is central and the keeper gathers esily.


Ivan is booked for tugging back Shaw on the edge of the Romanian area. Another chance for Ward-Prowse to deliver the ball.


Calvert-Lewin goes down in pain from a knee to the back of his knee but is not too badly hurt.


Romania again attacking well down the left flank and Cicaldau has room to shoot after running outside Mings but shoots wide.


Another chance for Romania. Rashford misses a defensive header and Sorescu hits a stylish knee high volley just a yard wide.


Marin shoots at goal from the edge of the box but his effort is blocked.


Ward-Prowse crosses from the right flank and Calvert-Lewin shoots with on the volley but his effort is denied by Nita.


Henderson is on for Phillips. Will be interesting to see how he looks.

Half Time 

Barring hitting the bar twice England did not really do enough in that half. Will be interesting to see who gets a chance in the second half.


Johnstone saves England saving with his feet from the best move of the match as Sorescu plays a one-two with Stanciu before shooting low on target but the West Brom stopper denies him. The ball then falls to Marin whose effort is a yard or so over the bar.


Another lovely ball into the box from Ward-Prowse and Calvert-Lewin met the ball in front of the keeper but Rashford was, a bit harshly, penalised for blocking a defender.


Off the bar! Grealish dribbles into the box and plays a short ball back to Sancho who curled a tremendous effort that again smacked the face of the bar.


Rashford with a tame effort from 25 yards but it is England's first effort on target.


Mings is caught the wrong side of Alibec on the break and brings him down to stop the Romanian move. Might have gone in the book for that in the tournament.


Grealish gets to the by-line but hits a poor cross clearing the players in the centre.


With England's best crosser of the ball not in the tournament Southgate must be thinking about picking Ward-Prowse. No one in the squad is close to him at taking set pieces.


Off the bar! Calvert-Lewin heads Ward-Prowse's free kick against the bar.


Paun controls well at the edge of the box and tries a half-volley at goal but it is easy for Johnstone diving to his right.


Rashford goes down in the box under the challenge of Chiriches. The referee right not to give a spot kick. Will be strange to think for older England fans that referees will be as wary of England players diving as any other nationaltiy.


Sancho pulls back to Godfrey who shoots high over the bar with his left foot from the edge of the box.


Rashford gets to the by-line and pulls back to a good area six yards out, if there were any payers there - there were not, Calvert-Lewin and Sancho both closer to goal.


Nice ball inside the right back from Sancho for Rashford but Nita came out to gather at his feet.


Godfrey clears in front of Camora at the back post after Ivan flicks on Stanciu's cross.


Grealish shoots from distance but fires it high over the bar.


Good dribble from Grealish in the box before a low cross is easily cleared.


Sancho forges a great chance for himself turning inside two defenders before hitting high over the bar with his left foot.


Romania very dangerous there as they get a 2 versus 1 against Godfrey and Camora squares to Marin who sidefoots meekly at Johnstone.


Grealish dives at the edge of the box looking for a free kick. Really a side of his game which he needs to ease up on. There are times when it is advantageous but he does it too much and with everyone watching Premier League football all referees will know about his tendency.


A dangerous moment as Paun gets a ball in space on the by-line at the six-yard box but his driven in cross deflects off his own man and out for a goal kick.


A Mings error gives Romania an early corner.


Audible boos but just outnumbered by applause at the Riverside for the players taking a knee before England get the game underway.


Marcus Rashford leads England out at the Riverside.


Roy not a fan of Henderson being in the squad. Difficult to argue with him really.


Romania will not be at the Euros of course but they have beaten qualified sides like Austria and North Macedonia in the last year, so I think it is fair to honour them with the 'no mugs' moniker.


Probably the player with most on the line for England today is Jack Grealish. He just played a few games towards the end of the season. Some overexcited pundits have said he could be the 'Gazza' of this tournament for England. While it's hard to see him occupying that rarefied air of Gascoigne in 1990/1996, Owen in 1998 and Rooney in 2004, he is England's most exciting dribbler in the final third, but with England spoilt for choice in this area he is by no means certain of starting against Croatia on Sunday. A good performance today could change that.


The anniversary of a fine qualification victory for England today, including one of their most iconic goals...


It looks on the surface a very attacking 4-3-3 formation with Rashford and Sancho flanking Calvert-Lewin and very attacking midfielders Ward-Prowse and Grealish sandwiching Phillips, who could be a little exposed if Romania break well.


You have to say it's a strange selection for Southgate on the eve of the tournament. Debuts to White and Godfrey, both of whom you would assume will not be Trent Alexander Arnold's replacement, as well as James Ward-Prowse who might well be.


This is how Romania will take the field: Nita, Sorescu, N'cearu, Chiriches, Camora, Marin, Cicaldau, Stanciu, Ivan, Paun, Alibec.


This is how England will line up...


Hello and welcome to Eurosport's coverage of England against Romania. I'm Ciaran Baynes and I'll be following the match with you.