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Belgium throw away one-goal advantage to lose 2-1 to England at Wembley

In what was the Belgian national team’s first defeat in two years the Red Devils were beaten 2-1 by England at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday evening.  Belgium took the lead mid-way through the first half when Romelu Lukaku sent England keeper Jordan Pickford the wrong way from the penalty spot. 

England were on the defensive most of the first half. However, they handed a lifeline around 5 minutes before the break when Henderson went down with the greatest of ease inside the box after a tussle with Belgium’s Thomas Meunier. Marcus Rashford did the honours and England were level.  

The second half save the English enjoy more and Belgium less possession than was the case in the first half. What turned out to be the winning goal came about with no little luck when Mason Mount’s effort deflected off Toby Alderweireld and over the Belgian keeper Simon Mignolet. The 2-1 score was Belgium’s first defeat November 2018.

Gareth Southgate's side enjoyed much more possession after the break but needed a large slice of luck to take the lead after 64 minutes, Mason Mount's effort deflecting off Toby Alderweireld and looping over keeper Simon Mignolet to inflict Belgium's first loss since November 2018. Next stop Iceland on Wednesday evening.


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