Player ratings as lifeless Three Lions slump to Nations League defeat

Giacomo Raspadori’s goal was enough to see Italy beat England 1-0, confirming the visitors’ relegation to group B of the Nations League on Friday night.

A dull first half saw both teams struggle to truly take a hold of the game, with an obvious lack of quality in possession hampering both sides.

England failed to pick up after the break despite a few bright moments from individuals when the game stretched. Roberto Mancini’s side looked refreshed after making substitutions and drew ahead after 68 minutes, piling the pressure on the visitors to respond and stealing the win on an otherwise dull…


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