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England 1-0 Austria: Bukayo Saka scores winner

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Bukayo Saka scored his first international goal as England beat Austria 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium in a Euro 2020 warm-up game. Gareth Southgate had to make do without 11 Champions League and Europa League finalists. The goal by Saka was justification for his selection in the England squad for the Euros. His close-range finish in the 57th minute capped a positive display from the Arsenal youngster.

Trent Alexander Arnold limped off the field after attempting a clearance in the closing minutes of the game. He signaled to be subbed to the bench as soon as he felt his left thigh. Arnold was positive until the injury along with Jack Grealish, Jordan Pickford, and Jude Bellingham.


Player ratings

England Pickford (7), Alexander-Arnold (6), Coady (5), Mings (6), Trippier (6), Rice (5), Bellingham (7), Saka (8), Grealish (8), Lingard (6), Kane (6)
Subs: Calvert-Lewin (6), Ward-Prowse (5), Watkins (5), Godfrey (4), White (6)

Man of the match: Bukayo Saka.


Managers Reaction 

“We’ve got to see, it’s obviously not a good sign that he’s had to walk off the pitch, and he was in some discomfort,” Southgate said referring to Trent Alexander Arnold’s injury. “We’re so close to the finals that for any player, injuries make them doubt. But we will just have to see over the next 48 hours.”

“With Jack, we just felt that that was enough time,” Southgate said after England beat Austria. “I think you can see still a little bit of sharpness still coming and we didn’t want to overplay him through that period. With Jordan, we had hoped to involve him today. That was the original plan. This morning he wasn’t so happy with how he felt. We’ve scanned him just to be certain. There’s no problem on the scan so he’ll be able to resume training but we’ve taken a decision to leave him out of this game.”

Also, Read ‘It Is Getting Better’ – Harry Maguire Updates On Ankle Injury As He Eyes At Euro 2020

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