England on Wednesday continued their preparation for the Euro 2020 tournament by beating Austria 1-0 at Riverside Stadium.
While Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold limped off late on, the Three Lions displayed depth in the match and readiness to compete in the Euros.
England took control of the midfield and it payed off for them when talented Arsenal teenager, Bukayo Saka scored his first international goal after 56 minutes, BBC reports.
There has been a lot of controversies around Manager, Gareth Southgate’s current Euro 2020 squad. For some critics, he was not fair with his selection, considering some factors like players involved with Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City in the Europa League and Champions League finals were not selected,
Everton defender, Ben Godfrey made his debut after coming in as a substitute and sent keeper Jordan Pickford scrambling to retrieve a wayward backpass, while the keeper touched Marcel Sabitzer’s shot onto the bar.
On Alexander-Arnold’s injury scare, the right full back was seen walking gingerly around the pitch with the England medical staff, debutant Ben White cleared off the line from Alessandro Schopf after Pickford’s punch fell to him in the area.
The victory means England have won their past seven friendly matches, their best run in friendlies since winning seven in a row under Sir Bobby Robson between June 1985 and May 1986.