Raheem Sterling scored his second goal of the tournament as England beat the Czech Republic at Wembley in their Group D encounter. England topped their group in the process and will now face the runners-up of Group F. The Czech Republic also booked their place in the round of 16 at Euro 2020 but will have to wait to find out their opposition.
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell were both ruled out of the match after coming in close contact with Billy Gilmour. The latter tested positive for the coronavirus shortly after the match. England dominated the possession but lacked the final pass. Jack Grealish hit the post in the second minute of the game before providing the assist for Sterling.
Czech Republic: Vaclik (7), Celustka (6), Coufal (7), Kalas (7), Boril (6), Darida (6), Holes (6), Masopust (6), Jankto (6), Soucek (7), Schick (5).
Subs: Sevcik (6), Kral (6), Hlozek (6), Pekhart (6), Vydra (N/A)
England: Pickford (8), Walker (6), Stones (7), Maguire (8), Shaw (6), Rice (5), Phillips (5), Saka (8), Grealish (7), Sterling (7), Kane (6).
Subs: Henderson (6), Rashford (6), Bellingham (N/A), Mings (N/A), Sancho (N/A)
Man of the Match: Bukayo Saka (England)
England boss Gareth Southgate to ITV: “We started really well. We were stable with the ball. We had worked on some of the stuff in training yesterday and actually – credit to the players – some things we had to adjust without the ball today. We changed what we were doing overnight because of the different personnel so it is a huge credit to the players that they were as stable as they were.”
“We have been super impressed with Bukayo throughout the whole month. He was excellent up at Middlesbrough and we really like him with and without the ball. Tonight, his receiving under pressure was fantastic.” he added after England topped their group after beating the Czech republic.