Gareth Southgate lost the third place play-off as England’s World Cup campaign ended in defeat. Belgium’s man of the match Eden Hazard completed a superb display with his nation’s second goal after Thomas Meunier opened the scoring in the first half. It looked a game too far for England boss Southgate’s men as they made five changes but could not find much energy or freshness for a game no-one really wants. England midfielder Eric Dier came closest to scoring but his chip in the second half was cleared off the line by his Tottenham team mate Toby Alderweireld. There was some consolation in that Harry Kane will surely win the Golden Boot with his six goals because, even though he did not score, his main rival Romelu Lukaku also drew a blank. But it was another off day for Kane who looked tired and flat as England’s World Cup adventure ended in defeat in St Petersburg. Here are five talking points from the game… 1. What’s Coming Home About 20 minutes before kick-off in the St Petersburg Stadium, they belted out It’s Coming Home on the PA system. We don’t need reminding that England are out. But that song, in… Read full this story
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