FULL TIME: Italy 1-0 England. It’s not to be for Southgate’s lions tonight. Five games without a win and three matches without scoring a goal.
Just a Lovely finish by the Napoli striker is enough for Italy to grab the 3 point again England.England let him wriggle in the box and create space to shoot and He curls in to the bottom corner.
Drab England looked bang off trend in Milan Fashion Week – and were deservedly and embarrassingly relegated from the top flight of the Nations League, writes Dan King.
As a collective, Gareth Southgate’s men yet again did not do enough to create chances and have now gone five matches without scoring from open play.
There was not the same defensive mayhem as in the humiliating home defeat by Hungary, despite a nervy start.
But one mistake by Kyle Walker was enough to allow man of the match Giacomo Raspadori to grab the only goal.
Eric Dier’s return and Jude Bellingham’s continuing progress were the only significant positives from another dismal night in this competition.
The most worrying thing is that England’s starting 11 for their opening World Cup game against Iran in less than two months may well not look much different from this.
ENGLAND’S torrid World Cup preparations continue as the Three Lions were beaten by Italy at the San Siro.
Frustration was building among English fans from minute one with Southgate’s side struggling to hold possession.
And Giacomo Raspadori’s sensational strike delivered a crushing blow on England’s Nations League hopes as the visitors have now been relegated from League A.
England feared relegated from Group 3 as There’s nothing the Three Lions can do against Germany on Monday to save themselves.
It now becomes purely an experimental game and a send off for the boys at Wembley before Qatar in November.