Lorenzo Insigne. Photo: Reuters

England – Italy – 1:1 (Vardy, 26 – Insigne, 87, penalty)

Gareth Southgate was pleased with the results of the Dutch experiment and again used the Walker in the top three Central defenders, which debuted 25-year-old “Burnley” Tarkovsky.

The quality of defence the “Three lions” is not affected, though it is time to talk about a toothless Italian attack: three of their last four games, the “Squadra Azzurra” in the first half without hitting the target.

Instead, they got Vardy was no different for the national team 366 days and scored after a quick free kick.

All went to the home win, and ended the first in English history a series of three consecutive draws at Wembley. The denouement was not without the all-seeing eye of VAR, where guests have avoided defeat, they received caused a lot of questions from the penalty spot.

To realize it, Insigne broke two of the series: English without conceding a goal in 624 minutes and the Italian – with no goals in 374 minutes. In addition, the Italians avoided the record of four consecutive games without goals.

Andrey KUZICHEV, Sport-Express