How the Three Lions fared in their trip to Switzerland this evening.
England traveled to Basel’s St. Jakob Park to face a tough test against Switzerland this evening, it what is likely to be the sternest assignment in what is a favourable Euro 2016 qualifying group that also sees them face Slovenia, Estonia, San Marino and Lithuania.
Lining up in an unfamiliar diamond formation, it took England some time to get going, although the pace and movement of Danny Welbeck and Raheem Sterling was a constant threat throughout the evening, with the former eventually hitting the two goals that settled the tie.
Here is how Roy’s boys fared on the night:
GK – Joe Hart (7.5) – A couple of fine reflex saves and commanding work from crosses made for a fine night from the Manchester City man.
RB – John Stones (6) – Some nervy touches on debut from young Stones, but showed enough to suggest he is a future regular.
CB – Gary Cahill (8) – The Chelsea centre back was exceptional at the heart of defence and may well be England’s key player.