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England warm up for Euros by sticking three past Bosnia

2024/06/03 21:41
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Cole Palmer netted his first senior international goal on his first England start, as the Three Lions recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina at St James Park in preparation for their Euro 2024 campaign in Germany. 

Despite dominating the vast majority of the match, Gareth Southgate's side found it difficult to break down their opponents and had to wait until early in the second half for Chelsea starlet Palmer to give them the lead from the penalty spot. 

England kept pushing in the latter stages despite making a raft of substitutions and Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold added a second late on before captain Harry Kane wrapped things up with a third in the 89th minute.


England lined up with a very different starting XI to the one Southgate will likely select to take on Serbia in the Three Lions' opening Euro 2024 match a week on Sunday, and they struggled to create clear cut openings against a defensively secure Bosnia side in the opening 45 minutes. 

However, a much-improved display after the interval saw England find their cutting edge and they took a deserved lead through Palmer, who swept home from the penalty spot on the hour mark after VAR had ruled that Ezra Konsa's shirt had been tugged in the area. 

Alexander-Arnold netted a fantastic second to give England a cushion, the Liverpool man doing wonderfully to control his volley from a long arcing cross. 

England captain Harry Kane only featured for the final half an hour, but the prolific Bayern Munich striker added a late third with a typical centre-forward's finish - Kane reacting well to poke home from close range after Bosnia failed to clear a corner-kick. 

Gareth Southgate's side play another friendly this coming Friday against Iceland, after which the Three Lions manager will have to cut down his current 33-man provisional squad and name the final 26-man squad he will take to Germany. 



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BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

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SP
2024-06-03 23h50m by sparkerfield
Great performance from Palmer, such a promising young talent! Proud to see him score on his first England start. Let's keep this momentum going into Euro 2024
2024-06-03 23h10m by jgibsonson
Wow, what a game for England! Palmer with his first international goal and a comfortable 3-0 win against Bosnia e Herzegovina. Although it took a while to break them down, the Three Lions never gave up. Excited to see what this team will bring in Euro 2024 in Germany!
2024-06-03 23h03m by gkingsley
Wow, what a way to kick off our Euro 2024 preparations! Congrats to Cole Palmer on his first international goal, well deserved on his first England start. Though we dominated, it wasn't an easy match. But our team never gave up and kept pushing until the end. Great job by Trent Alexander-Arnold and our captain Harry Kane to seal the deal. Proud of our boys in Three Lions!
2024-06-03 22h52m by mfosterfield
As a football fan, I am thrilled to see Cole Palmer score his first senior international goal! He played brilliantly and I'm excited to see what he can bring to the Three Lions in the future. Great win for England, but we still need to work on our finishing.
JW
2024-06-03 22h15m by jwhiteheadbarnes
Wow, what a performance from Cole Palmer on his first England start! Such a relief to see him net his first senior international goal. The Three Lions looked dominant throughout, but breaking down Bosnia e Herzegovina was no easy task. Glad to see Trent Alexander-Arnold and Harry Kane get on the scoresheet too. Euro 2024, here we come!
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U Monday, 03 June 2024 - 19:45
St James Park
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3-0
Cole Palmer 60' (pen.)
Trent Alexander-Arnold 85'
Harry Kane 89'

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