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Bellingham strikes last to save England a draw against aggressive Belgium

Bellingham strikes last to save England a draw against aggressive Belgium


Tuesday, 26 March, 2024

McCreadie Andias

Jude Bellingham saved England a draw the last minute of the game in a 2-2 draw against Belgium in a friendly match played at Wembley on Tuesday.

The Belgium red devils were eying for their first-ever win at Wembley. Gareth Southgate Rampant list of injuries extended with Manchester City’s John stones being the latest victim as he was forced out limping in just 10 minutes of the game joining Kyle Walker who was injured in the game against Brazil.

A calamitous defensive mix-up made matters worse just two minutes later, as Jordan Pickford’s woeful clearance was pounced upon by the visitors, with Youri Tielemans rolling into the bottom corner from distance.

Teenage sensation Kobbie Mainoo was made an impactful run, sparking an attack which saw Ivan Toney win a penalty and convert it himself for his first England goal.

Jarrod Bowen then looked to have broken his own duck with a close-range header, but it was flagged for offside on closer inspection and Belgium responded by regaining the lead before the interval.

Lewis Dunk was most culpable as he crumbled under pressure from Romelu Lukaku, whose spectacular outside-of-the-foot cross was powered home by Tielemans’ diving header.

Bowen and Foden each gave the visitors a fright late on, but it was Bellingham who delivered in the darkest depths of stoppage time, meeting James Maddison’s cut-back and slotting past Matz Sels to spark a roar from the rain-soaked Wembley crowd.

Belgium remain unbeaten in all 11 of their matches while England fail to win in their last three matches.

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