Cole Palmer keeps his cool for England breakthrough in victory over Bosnia

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Gareth Southgate decided to make his move. The hour had passed and although his experimental England team was getting closer, he wanted to introduce the big gun, his captain Harry Kane, from the bench – plus four others including James Maddison and Jack Grealish. There would also be the thrill of debuts for Jarrad Branthwaite and Adam Wharton.

Kane had taken off his tracksuit but there would be one last action because the VAR had spotted something amiss inside the Bosnia and Herzegovina box as they defended a corner. It soon became apparent that the defender Benjamin Tahirovic had a hold of Ezri Konsa’s shirt. It was a clear penalty and Kane had to be licking his lips at the prospect of getting on to take it for his 63rd England goal.

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Written by David Hytner at St James’ Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/article/2024/jun/03/england-bosnia-herzegovina-international-friendly-match-report-euro-2024 under the title “Cole Palmer keeps his cool for England breakthrough in victory over Bosnia”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.