Rash­ford strikes win­ner for Eng­land against Switzer­land

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Le­ices­ter, UK - Eng­land man­ager Gareth South­gate recog­nised his side have vast room for im­prove­ment despite bounc­ing back from three con­sec­u­tive de­feats as a much-changed team edged past Switzer­land for a 1-0 friendly win thanks to Mar­cus Rash­ford's win­ner.

How­ever, the Three Lions again failed to hit the heights from their World Cup cam­paign, par­tic­u­larly in a poor first 45 min­utes that pro­voked strong words be­tween the play­ers at half-time.

South­gate, though, did at least stave off an un­wanted record of be­com­ing the first Eng­land boss to over­see four straight de­feats and fur­ther punc­ture the feel-good fac­tor of a run to the World Cup semi­fi­nals. "It's not been a per­fect week by any means but we fin­ish with a win, which is im­por­tant mov­ing for­ward," he said.

A more pos­i­tive start to the sec­ond pe­riod for the hosts was re­warded with the only goal on 54 min­utes when Kyle Walker's hang­ing cross to the back post was swept home by Rash­ford for his fifth in­ter­na­tional goal.

(AFP)

Eng­land's striker Mar­cus Rash­ford cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing against Switzer­land at the King Power sta­dium in Le­ices­ter, UK, on Tues­day

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