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Nations League | England 2-1 Belgium: England makes a comeback win over the world’s top ranked team

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England came from behind to earn an extraordinary comeback where Mount scored a last moment goal in the 2nd half leading the three lions to a 2-1 victory over the top-ranked team Belgium and earned a place at the top of the table in the Nations League.

Both the teams started the game with a strong line-up with Henderson leading the England team in place of Kane in the Nations League. Maguire and Rashford were back in the team after a long time. Mount and Calvert-Lewin got an opportunity to start against a major team. Belgium squad almost remained the same with key players like Lukaku, De Bruyne and Carrasco making the team stronger. The Hazard brothers missed the game and Castagne was given the opportunity to start in the playing 11.

Both teams started the game with a slow start but Belgium got a breakthrough when Lukaku scored the 1st penalty goal giving the Belgium side a 1-0 lead. Rashford made it 1-1 for England by scoring a powerful penalty goal at the 39th minute.  The score at half-time remained 1-1.

The England team looked slower in the first-half with most of the ball remaining in possession of the Belgium side. The second half began with Mason Mount scoring the 2nd goal of the game where he aimed for a good shot that got deflected by a little touch from Alderweireld and the ball firmly reached the net straight from the top right corner. The match ended with a great 2-1 win as England won against one of the big teams earning a place at the top of the table.

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Key Takeaways from the game:

1# Rashford’s day

All eyes were on the United youngster as he started the game for England side after a long time and maintained his shine scoring a powerful penalty. Rashford’s goal created a level of confidence for the England side as to score another one. With that goal, Rashford became the 4th Manchester United player to score in 4 consecutive competitive appearances for England after Bobby Chartlon, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.

2# Lukaku furious in attack

Lukaku converts from the spot for his 13th goal in his last 11 international matches England Nations League
(Image Source: Twitter) Lukaku converts from the spot for his 13th goal in his last 11 international matches

Lukaku is a kind of player who always looks dangerous into the attack. The man just needs an opportunity to get the ball and run past the defenders. He gave a tough time to the England defenders last night trying to make a run every time an opportunity was generated.

3# Youngsters stealing the show

Even with the presence of certain experienced players like De Bruyne, Maguire, Henderson, Alderweireld etc, it was the young players who came into the bigger picture last night. Both England goals came from the young players, Rashford and Mount and at the same time Belgium youth stars like like Castagne, Tielemans and Verschaeren also played a crucial role by providing some good level of performances.

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