England vs Costa Rica: Rashford, Welbeck seal win for Three Lions

England vs Costa Rica: Rashford, Welbeck seal win for Three Lions

The Three Lions now have an 11-day break before they take on Tunisia in their World Cup opener and Rashford's performance poses a healthy dillema for Southgate.

"We've done stuff at Canalside pre-match as well as when the players come off the bus, particularly the executioner's drumroll when the opposition team arrive and get off their coach!" "He is still filling out - we sometimes forget how old he is", Southgate said. You either select players, or you choose your system and pick the best people to fit into it.

Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will make his England debut at some stage in the game and Southgate said he would be prepared to throw any of his squad into a World Cup starting XI.

"He had a hard end to the season having to play on his own as a No. 9 at times". Jonathan Overend, alongside former England winger Chris Waddle and BBC chief football reporter Ian Dennis discuss the form of the England squad with the World Cup now less than a week away.

Collecting Ruben Loftus-Cheek's pass, Rashford turned into space and unleashed an unstoppable strike from 25 yards out that dipped over Keylor Navas and into the left-hand corner.

Hopefully it will be the 4-4-2 in a bar beat of Terrier Brass that will inspire England to success against Costa Rica and then the rest of the world in Russian Federation in the next month.

Navas kept his side in the game by denying Jamie Vardy from point-blank range as he latched onto Leicester team-mate Harry Maguire's knockdown.

"I still need to get in the box a bit more to try and finish off some chances from crossing areas, so something to learn from each game".

England's rhythm was then stunted by five quickfire substitutions, including a debut for Burnley's Nick Pope in goal.

It was left to Danny Welbeck, who came off the bench to put the game to bed with a diving header past an on-rushing Navas following a cross-field delivery from Dele Alli.

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