By the time they had finished, it was just a pity that Gareth Southgate had more to address than the latest evidence showing why England’s followers can trust this team in a way that scarcely felt possible not too long ago.
They had played, again, with freedom and confidence and the occasion deserved better than to be scarred by the primitive “ooh-ooh” chants that told us Montenegro’s supporters had decided there was one last way to get at the victorious players. The black players, with a grim inevitability.
Written by Daniel Taylor at the Podgorica City Stadium
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