(England-Ireland 3-0) The world’s most expensive defender continues his roller coaster season. After a red card in the previous international, Harry Maguire started the sabotage of Ireland.
The goal for Maguire after 17 minutes was the start of England’s very comfortable victory over Ireland, a victory with historical dimensions. For the home team had not won over the neighbor from the other side of the Irish Sea since 1985. And since Ireland’s victory over England in the European Championship 1988, all matches have ended in a draw and without revenge for England.
But that series of results ended emphatically after Harry Maguire put in a header in 1-0, before Erling Braut Haaland’s partner at the top of Borussia Dortmund doubled the lead before the break. 3-0 came on the penalty to Dominic Calvert-Lewin where he sent Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph to the wrong corner.
The scoring and victory was a revenge for Maguire after a very varied autumn. He has excelled with both mistakes and important goals this fall. His interaction with Swedish Victor Lindelöf at Manchester United
And Maguire also had to endure thin after a red card after only half an hour in the previous international.
In other words, there has been no district fall. He received that label when Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Manchester United picked him up in the summer of 2019 for the record sum, which is said to have been 80 million pounds. This corresponded to NOK 865 million last summer.
But against Ireland he was also close to scoring tonight’s second goal also nine minutes after scoring. But it came with a goal for the player who ran out at Wembley as captain of the English team.
The match on Thursday was irrelevant except that prestige was at stake.
England boss Gareth Soutgate put without more of his best players on the field. Among other things, Harry Kane sat in the stands throughout the match. At the same time, there were several players who have shown good tendencies for their clubs in the Premier League, who got to try.
On the other hand, England will play against Belgium in the Nations League on Sunday, a match that is of far greater interest.
A number of private international matches are being played in Europe this week, although the pressure of infection has been rising sharply in recent times. Corona infection on the Israeli team and pressure from the health authorities led to Norway’s match against Israel being canceled a few hours before the start of the match on Wednesday.