GARETH SOUTHGATE celebrated an unlikely winner over Belgium – when it looked as though England were heading for hammering.
The world’s top-ranked nation looked ready to give the Three Lions a real beating after Romelu Lukaku put the visitors ahead in the Nations League clash with a penalty.
Marcus Rashford scored in the Nations League clash at Wembley
Just when it seemed as though Southgate’s side were to be handed a lesson, they somehow clawed their way back.
Marcus Rashford, having just been awarded an MBE, levelled from the penalty spot and Mason Mount scored the winner in the 64th minute although he needed a big deflection.
But Southgate will not care as his team fought hard and found a way to win. For that, you have to give them real credit.
England started without Harry Kane as he had a muscle issue so Dominic Calvert-Lewin kept his place up front.
And Covidiot Jadon Sancho arrived as a 90th minute sub eight days after going to Tammy Abraham’s surprise party.
Yet there was still no place for fellow party-goer Ben Chilwell who was not even in the stadium.
Initially, Roberto Martinez’s Belgium were impressive.
Yannick Carrasco thought he had put Belgium ahead in the 11th minute but the effort was ruled out for an offside on Thomas Meunier.