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Published Time: 03.06.2024 - 23:10:50 Modified Time: 03.06.2024 - 23:10:50

Bosnia & Herzegovina XI (3-4-1-2 right to left): Vasilj (GK) — Ahmedhodzic, Bicakcic, Katic — Gazibegovic, Saric, Tahirovic, Radeljic — Hajradinovic — Demirovic, Gigovic. England vs Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, england vs bosnia



England put in a solid second-half display to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 at St James' Park.

Starting lineups:

England XI (4-3-3, right to left): Pickford (GK) — Konsa, Dunk, Guehi, Trippier — Alexander-Arnold, Gallagher, Bowen — Palmer, Watkins, Eze.

Bosnia & Herzegovina XI (3-4-1-2 right to left): Vasilj (GK) — Ahmedhodzic, Bicakcic, Katic — Gazibegovic, Saric, Tahirovic, Radeljic — Hajradinovic — Demirovic, Gigovic.

Harry Kane then found himself on the scoresheet as he poked home Jarrod Bowen's strike that was stopped on the six-yard line inadvertently by Konsa. It was his 63rd goal in 90 appearances for his country and came shortly after coming on from the bench. 

In true England first-half friendly fashion, the two sides entered the interval goalless. Apart from Eberechi Eze, no player looked too bothered proving their worth in front of Gareth Southgate. 

There was very little to get excited and Bosnia and Herzegovina looked comfortable dealing with the few attacks the Three Lions launched. 

It was tedious to watch and at times the midfield was non-existent. That may have been because Kobbie Mainoo, Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham all were unavailable and certainly bring more to the table when they start, but it's a worry if Southgate was considering altering that midfield three in any way.

Ollie Watkins is another like Eze who is trying to make sure his boarding pass to Germany is printed but he failed to take advantage of a rare good opportunity in the first 45 as he hit the ball right at Nikola Vasilj.

For Southgate, it's another win against unconvincing opposition but they'll need to up their performance levels at the tournament, there's no doubt that. They next face Iceland on Friday in the final friendly before the group stages get underway next week.

Southgate gave some of his fringe players a chance to impress ahead of naming his final Euros squad in the coming days. Jude Bellingham will not feature before the tournament due to his extended season at Real Madrid, including starring in the UEFA Champions League final.

Manchester United pair Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire were not be risked but captain Harry Kane recovered from a back injury and started on the bench. Bukayo Saka was rested.

England XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): Pickford (GK) — Konsa, Dunk, Guehi, Trippier — Alexander-Arnold, Gallagher, Bowen — Palmer, Watkins, Eze.

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