England: red cards, penalty and humiliation

England: red cards, penalty and humiliation

England: red cards, penalty and humiliation

England faced off against Denmark at Wembley Stadium. The match saw 2 red cards and a penalty given but not in favour of the home team. The first of the red cards saw Harry Maguire get sent off after a 2nd yellow in the 31st minute putting England on the back foot early on in the game.

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England seems to spring back to life but a terrible decision from the referee saw a penalty be given. Christian Eriksen stepped up to take the penalty and put it right down the center of the goal, while Jordan Pickford dived left.

After the 1st goal England were on top, passing the ball around and creating chances, their most threatening chance came from a set-piece with Kalvin Phillips putting the ball into the box and a close-range header by Mason Mount saw the Denmark goalkeeper Kaspar Schmeichel reaching behind himself to scoop the ball out from behind his body before it reached the goal line.

In the 94th minute, after the whistle had gone Reece James receive a red card. This was the first time that James started for England. It was seen that Jordan Henderson was trying to stop James from speaking to the referee but continued and received a straight red for doing so.

Southgate speaking on Reece James getting sent off to Sky Sports: "The referee says he's sent him off for dissent, and of course that's a lesson he's got to learn, he's a young player. But I thought he had an incredible debut. He's impressed me all week, and until that moment he'd shown great maturity."

The discipline of England has come into question, after multiple cases of players breaking the rules and even worse, the players breaking COVID restrictions. This is only off the pitch discipline but on-pitch discipline has also been a standout factor, Southgate has spoken about the discipline on the pitch: "We've put ourselves in unnecessary situations off the field. I think the reds we've had for Kyle in Iceland and Harry here are both occasions where one yellow is justified, the other, not so certain.”

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