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By the time Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell came on to make his senior England debut to a roar of approval from the home crowd, Southgate had his big names from Russia on the pitch: Jesse Lingard, John Stones and Harry Kane off the bench. The England manager has made the shortage of England-eligible players the proverbial elephant he keeps dragging into the centre of the room and once again he was left to wonder about the quality of those outside the first XI.

There was a good performance from Danny Rose at left-back, which won him the man of the match award, and Rashford adapted well to the job asked of him. The Switzerland team featured six of the players who began their last 16 knockout game against Sweden at the World Cup finals, but even so it will have been hard at times for Southgate to watch the visitors stroke the ball around in a manner he had hoped his own players might.

This was the first time that Switzerland had trialled their own three-man defence and they looked more comfortable in it than England in theirs during the first half. There was a lamentable opening period for England when Jack Butland seemed to malfunction with the ball at his feet and almost turned and passed the ball into his own net – in the manner of a confused 2018-2019 season Petr Cech. Then it was Butland’s ball to the centre-half James Tarkowski that Marco Gavranovic spotted, won quickly and found Xherdan Shaqiri, who hit the post.

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Marcus Rashford and Danny Rose the highlights as England end losing streak with 1-0 over Switzerland
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