Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher made his seventh appearance for England as the Three Lions won 7-0 over North Macedonia at Old Trafford.
The 23-year-old is the only Blues representative in the current England squad due to injuries to some of our more experienced international players. He played for more than half an hour in Manchester as Gareth Southgate’s side signed until September with an impressive display.
The Three Lions took the lead after half an hour. After the neat coordination of the Manchester United duo Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw on the familiar pitch, this player returned the ball to England’s number 9 Harry Kane to finish comfortably. That means the Tottenham player has now scored in six consecutive games for his country.
The hosts then doubled their advantage, Bukayo Saka scoring England’s ninth goal in the first half after Kyle Walker’s cross. The England team is now chirping and playing very attractive football, Marcus Rashford is the third scorer of the night after the end of the first half.
Saka then scored the second and third to score his first hat-trick for the Three Lions, the second simply a superb strike.
Conor Gallagher was one of four England changes to be used at the same time, replacing Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson. Gallagher had more than 30 minutes to make his mark in a game that was, in fact, ready for Southgate’s side.
Gallagher, wearing number 19, had a quick tackle and was denied a clear scoring opportunity 10 minutes into the game, as a defender’s foot blocked an inevitable free-kick into the box. wall.
England play Ukraine and Scotland in September. This is the third campaign in a row where we have gone four from four in the European qualifiers.
Across the English channel, Wesley Fofana was not used as a substitute as France beat Greece with a single goal – Kylian Mbappe was the match decider. The centre-back made his international debut last time but failed to make his first appearance on Monday night. France topped Group B and won all of their competitions.
Ethan Ampadu graduated from the academy starting as a midfielder in Türkiye when Wales lost 0-2. However, they have 10 men because Portsmouth’s Joe Morrell was sent off for a high challenge early on.
Elsewhere, loaned midfielder Denis Zakaria played in Switzerland’s draw with Romania in Group I of the qualifying round. Two goals in the 90th minute of the Romanian prevented Switzerland from winning 4/4.
The Swiss have now won three of their matches and come out on top with 10 points. Denis played 75 minutes in Lucerne. Earlier on the same day, Argentina played a friendly match against Indonesia and won 2-0. Enzo Fernandez didn’t show up.
Ukraine, in England’s European Championship qualifiers, beat Malta 1-0 but Mykhailo Mudryk was also unused. He is set to act at the European Under-21 Championship, which begins this week.