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England 2-2 Belgium (Mar 26, 2024) Game Analysis



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Jude Bellingham struck in stoppage time to earn a powerful England a 2-2 Wembley draw with Belgium on Tuesday after a Youri Tielemans double had threatened a smash and seize victory in an entertaining pleasant.

Tielemans struck within the eleventh minute after a mis-hit clearance by England keeper Jordan Pickford, with Ivan Toney equalising with a penalty quickly after on his first worldwide begin.

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It was harsh on England, who seemed unrecognisable in method from the aspect overwhelmed by Brazil on Saturday, and so they absolutely deserved their last-gasp equaliser.

“I knew the garbage we’d’ve bought if we had misplaced two video games on the bounce,” Bellingham stated.

“We must be profitable with all the possibilities we have made however these are two video games that can stand us in good stead. I do know individuals can be detrimental however we’ve to take the positives.

“I am certain the supervisor can be pleased with how we performed. You are by no means pleased with a loss or a draw however we’ve to be pleased with how we performed.”

Jude Bellingham celebrates his last-gasp equaliser for England in opposition to Belgium.

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One factor Southgate will not be pleased with was the early withdrawal of John Stones, who picked up an adductor damage and was changed by Joe Gomez, including to England’s potential points in defence after Kyle Walker was injured within the match in opposition to Brazil.

The match between third-ranked England and their fourth-ranked opponents had a very totally different really feel to Saturday’s flat affair, the place England barely mustered a shot in opposition to Brazil and the tone was set after 20 seconds when Toney fired over from a Jarrod Bowen cross.

Belgium, sporting a weird equipment of sunshine blue shirts and brown shorts in opposition to England’s charcoal gray, went forward when a mis-hit clearance by Jordan Pickford went straight to Amadou Onana after which fell for Tielemans who stroked it into the empty internet.

England hit again from the penalty spot inside six minutes after Jan Vertonghen introduced down Toney and the Brentford striker marked his first begin together with his first objective by way of his trademark two stride method.

Along with his rivals as again as much as the injured Harry Kane failing to make a lot of a case, it was an enormous second for Toney and his hopes of constructing the Euros squad.

Bowen thought he had additionally made a case when he nodded in from shut vary after a Twenty sixth-minute nook however the objective was dominated out for offside.

England, nonetheless, have been taking part in with an power and vibrancy that was so painfully absent on Saturday as Bowen and Bellingham each shot over from good positions.

However it was one other mistake by centre again Lewis Dunk — who was at fault for Brazil’s winner — that allow Belgium in once more. Romelu Lukaku took benefit to clip in a luxurious cross with the surface of the foot that an unmarked Tielemans met with a diving header after 36 minutes.

England continued to create possibilities within the second half with Toney, Bellingham and Foden going shut and the exceptional 18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo making an irresistible case for a Euros berth.

Belgium defended nicely, nonetheless, and seemed to have finished sufficient till the hosts launched a remaining assault down the left with substitute James Maddison whipping in a low cross that the vastly spectacular Bellingham coolly slotted in.

It despatched England’s followers residence completely happy but additionally meant Belgium prolonged their unbeaten run to 12 video games underneath coach Domenico Tedesco.

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