Jude Bellingham gives England winning start but Serbia make Southgate sweat

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England are up and running. Again. It has been a happy feature of the Gareth Southgate years that his team always win their opening game at tournaments. It never used to be the case with England but to the list that features Tunisia, Croatia and Iran can be added the name of Serbia.

It was a nervy second half, a stark contrast to the enjoyment and expression of the first, which had been epitomised by Jude Bellingham, whose early bullet header would prove decisive. England dropped deep, stirring a few uncomfortable memories but trusting their ability to hold an extremely physical Serbia at bay.

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Written by David Hytner at the Arena AufSchalke
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/article/2024/jun/16/serbia-england-euro-2024-match-report under the title “Jude Bellingham gives England winning start but Serbia make Southgate sweat”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.