The under-fire Raheem Sterling scored his and England’s second goal of Euro 2020 as the Three Lions beat the Czech Republic to secure the top spot in Group D.
Gareth Southgate’s decision to stay put with Sterling in England’s starting line-up seems to have paid dividends once again England bagged three points to stay unbeaten in the group stage of Euro 2020.
England started off in the perfect manner with Sterling heading home at the far post following a deflected cross from Jack Grealish who was a menace.
Grealish and Saka were both given starts for England. While there was no surprise in Grealish being picked, many were shocked and a bit triggered by Saka being included. Especially given that Jadon Sancho was yet to feature in this year’s tournament. However, Saka was one of the best players on the pitch and looked threatening on the right flank.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire also made a comeback as he managed to play the complete 90 minutes alongside John Stones in central defence.
England have only managed to score two goals in their three games with both falling to Raheem Sterling. Having said that, they have managed to keep three consecutive clean sheets and that will be important going into the pre-quarterfinal stage.
England will face the runners-up from Group F at Wembley on Tuesday, 29 June, which could be one of the biggest tests in the competition.
The final Group F games take place on Wednesday with Germany taking on Hungary and Portugal playing France. France have already booked their place in the last 16 and the Germans are expected to follow suit.
Portugal have to beat France to have any chance of finishing in the top two places but a draw will also be enough to see them through.