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Shamoon Hafez

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  1. Goodbye

    Well that was good.

    Have a read of the England report

    We are back on Saturday for Premier League action. Woo hoo.

    Until then.

  2. 'Rashford will be a top player'

    England 1-0 Switzerland


    More from England manager Gareth Southgate: "I am really pleased for Marcus Rashford. we know who exciting he is, he will be a top player. He has a super mentality, some of his performances have been really good but to finish with two goals is good for him.

    “Ben Chilwell is playing well for Leicester and pushing for a place in the squad. We have given a lot of debuts to young players in the last 12 months and he has to keep going at club level."

  3. 'A demanding environment'

    England 1-0 Switzerland


    Gareth Southgate

    England manager Gareth Southgate tells Sky Sports: "There was a consequence of a lot of different things, we had a tactical problem to sort out and so many lads playing their first 45 minutes of the season. It was a tall order to ask them to play against an excellent Switzerland side, they kept the ball well and we had to chase too much. There was plenty of room for improvement.

    "We did not get hold of their pivot, Granit Xhaka was always available and Xherdan Shaqiri was dropping in to problem areas. We altered the shape in the second half, got the defence higher up and kept the ball better.

    "The players were trying to sort things out for themselves before I got into changing room at half time and we had to correct things an challenge them. It was an important night to finish well. We new it would be difficult, the players have given everything this week. Two tough tests and in the end a good result tonight. We arguably deserved a draw against Spain on Saturday.

    "We encourage and expect that, it is important the players have a view, they are intelligent footballers. We have a demanding environment."

  4. 'It was difficult to press'

    England 1-0 Switzerland


    Marcus Rashford

    England goalscorer Marcus Rashford tells Sky Sports: "The last four or five games have been tough. Today was no different and it was hard to press in the first half. In moments like that, you feel you don't have the ball for long spells, but you have to understand it isn't hurting you."

    On his goal: "From that position it was all about about the contact on the ball, and it makes it easier with a delivery like that from Kyle Walker."

  5. 'Embarrassing'

    England 1-0 Switzerland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Danny Rose

    England defender Danny Rose has told BBC Radio 5 live that the first half appearance against Switzerland was "embarrassing".

    "We could have been two or three nil down at half time. It's great we can all shout at each other and tell each other to improve like we did. In the end, we are over the moon to keep a clean sheet and get back to winning ways.

    "The morale we have set within the squad is fantastic and we have taken off where we left off in the summer. We had a really difficult game against Spain at the weekend, when we were unlucky not to come away with a point. Tonight, we have made nine changes and you have to take everything into account. The manager is glad we have dug it out and secured the win."

  6. 'Young players will get a chance'

    Northern Ireland 3-0 Israel

    Michael O'Neill

    Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill on Sky Sports: "I was delighted for Gavin Whyte. A great start for him. He's made an impact in training and it couldn't go any better for him.

    "I've watched him for a number of years now and you saw a player with real talent. He's stronger and quicker and his talent was never in question.

    "We've had to work hard on where we get our players from. Young players will get a chance. They've given a wee bit of freshness to the squad, it's good for he experienced players when they see the young players come in.

    "It's good to keep a clean sheet as well as score the three goals. At times we weren't as good tonight as we were on Saturday.

    "This is a group of players we'll go with. We still have players who need to pay more regularly for their clubs. It amazes me Stuart Dallas isn't playing more for his club. We just have to hope when the players come they're ready for international football."

  7. 'A good night'

    England 1-0 Switzerland


    Ben Chilwell

    England debutant Ben Chilwell tells Sky Sports: "The linesman asked me, 'Is this your home stadium?' I said, yeh I play here.

    "I was nervous and excited and it was good to get on.

    "Manager Claude Puel has given me a lot of faith and stuck by me. I have started the season well and have a lot to thank him for.

    "I was more nervous than weekend and all the boys have been good to me the past few days. It was at Leicester so it was a good night.

    "My friends and family are here, the staff from Leicester are here too, I have been here since the age of 12."

  8. Nations League round-up

    Spain 6-0 Croatia

    Spain have absolutely walloped Croatia in England's Nations League group tonight. It finished 6-0 in League A Group 4, with Isco just about pipping Marco Asensio to goal of the night - it was a sensational touch and finish.

    Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium won 3-0 in Iceland in League A Group 2; Chelsea's Eden Hazard had opened the scoring with a penalty.

    Roma's former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko scored late as Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Austria 1-0 League B Group 3 - which is Northern Ireland's group.

    A good night too for Norwich forward Teemu Pukki, whose first-half goal gave Finland a 1-0 win over Estonia in League C Group 2, with Hungary beating Greece 2-1 in the other game in that section.

    In League D Group 2, Luxembourg made it two wins out of two by beating San Marino 3-0, while Moldova drew 0-0 with Belarus.

  9. 'We weren't happy in the first half'

    England 1-0 Switzerland


    Man of the match Danny Rose tells Sky Sports: "We spoke at half time and we weren't happy with how we were playing, but we took control after the break and got the goal."

    On his own performance: "I feel really good. I was training for 6 weeks at the World Cup throughout the summer. I went back to Tottenham and trained there and I have come away with England again, feeling fit. I had 50 minutes on Friday, which was unfortunate with Luke Shaw getting injured, but I had 80 minutes again tonight."

    "Hopefully I can stop getting those niggly injures. I am working hard at my club and hopefully I can get back to my form before I got injured."

  10. Get a move on

    England 1-0 Switzerland

    Emma Sanders

    BBC Sport at the King Power Stadium

    England 1-0 Switzerland

    No messing about in Leicester.

    The two sets of players were not even off the pitch and the lawn mowers were on.

  11. 'Atmosphere was brilliant'

    England 1-0 Switzerland


    Harry Maguire

    England defender Harry Maguire tells Sky Sports: "There were a few words spoken between the boys at half time, the pressing was bits and bobs, the gaffer has stern word with us.

    "We struggled early on in the game but we want to be confident in playing from the back and we did it better in the second half. We do not want to give chances and goals away.

    "The atmosphere here was brilliant all night and the crowed were chanting my name so it gives you a boost. It is nice to get a victory. We had to stop the trot after three straight defeats and kept a clean sheet too.

    "I am delighted for Ben Chilwell, him and Demarai Gray deserve it, both are top boys and have a big future in the game."

  12. 'England deserved the win'

    England 1-0 Switzerland

    Chris Waddle

    Ex-England winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    England were very poor in the first half. They didn't play with any tempo and couldn't move the ball. They put in a better performance in the second half and they deserved the win.

    In general play, England do not create enough. To be a top class team you have to create chance after chance like Spain and Germany have in recent years. Our best chance of scoring is still through set-pieces.

    You have got to say Marcus Rashford will have the shirt for the next game because he has scored twice in his last three starts.

  13. Post update

    Gavin Whyte's mum is on holiday, over the moon??

  14. 'Mum is on holiday - she'll have to watch the highlights'

    Northern Ireland 3-0 Israel

    Michael O'Neill and Gavin Whyte

    Northern Ireland's debut goalscorer Gavin Whyte on Sky Sports: "It's come out and the only thing was to hit it quick and I did that and it went in. Michael O'Neill told me come on and be positive, get the ball and run at players. It was amazing.

    "It's all happened really quick. I moved from part-time with Crusaders and now I'm enjoying my time at Oxford.

    "My mum is on holiday. She rang before to say all the best and she'll be over the moon. I think she was travelling so she'll have to see the highlights."

  15. Post update

    Full reaction to come from the England and Northern Ireland camps.

  16. Player rater

    England 1-0 Switzerland


    What did you make of that England performance then? Rate both sets of players out of 10 here.


    England 1-0 Switzerland

    All over.

    Marcus Rashford's neat finish the difference as England edge past Switzerland.

    Marcus Rashford
  18. Post update

    England 1-0 Switzerland

    It is England who are finishing the game on the front foot.

  19. Get Involved


    Steve: Surely Sterling is finished, too many blanks when it mattered

    Neil: This game proves two things. 1. what a great breath of fresh air the nations league is, and 2. How utterly pointless friendly games are. This bore fest won't live long in the memory

    Gman: Negativity of the England team? I think anyone watching then for the past 20 years has right to be negative about them. Give me something to get excited about and I'll be very positive