Rashford the man for England against troublesome Switzerland, Lukaku on fire for Belgium in UEFA Nations League.


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Three lions of England recovered from poor run of form recording a 1-0 win over Switzerland  in an international  friendly on Tuesday night courtesy of a goal from Marcus Rashford.

It’s back to back goals for Marcus Rashord on international  duty with England and Jose Mourinho the Manchester United coach would be beaming with smiles.

The win over Switzerland  means England avoided a fourth successive defeat for the first time in their history, after losses against Croatia, Belgium and Spain.

England have scored in 23 of their 25 international meetings with Switzerland, last failing to score against them in September 1977.

England are unbeaten in 10 home international friendly matches (W6 D4), since losing 1-2 vs the Netherlands in March 2016.

England have kept a clean sheet in eight of their 13 home matches under manager Gareth Southgate.

Butland was the first Championship player to play for England since Wilfried Zaha did so vs Sweden in November 2012.

Rashford has scored in consecutive England appearances for the first time in his career.

Another Manchester United Striker  was in scincilating form, this time around in the UEFA Nations League.

Romelu Lukaku netted  twice as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 victory in their first UEFA Nations League encounter against Iceland on Tuesday night.

Chelsea man Eden Hazard opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 29th minute.

Lukaku, who had won the penalty converted by Hazard struck himself two minutes later.

Iceland were chasing a first win in the competition after losing their League A opener against Switzerland on Saturday, but couldn’t find a way back into the game in the second half, before Lukaku’s smart finish sealed the victory nine minutes from time.

Bosnia-Herzegovina secured a late victory over Austria in their League B clash thanks to Edin Dzeko’s 78th-minute effort, which put them in control of their group after beating Northern Ireland at the weekend.

There were wins in League C for Finland and Hungary. Finland saw off Estonia 1-0 thanks to Norwich striker Teemu Pukki’s first-half effort, while Hungary beat Greece 2-1

In League D Luxembourg ran out 3-0 winners in San Marino and there was a goalless draw between Moldova and Belarus.

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