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Trent Alexander-Arnold confirmed for England start against Costa Rica

Wallace with the Sport Recife team ahead of a Copa Sudamericana clash Wallace with the Sport Recife team ahead of a Copa Sudamericana clash
Shannon Reynolds | 10 June, 2018, 00:32

Though perhaps a better problem to have than others experienced by England managers in recent years, the performance presents something of a quandary for Southgate, posing the hard question: should Rashford start over Manchester City's Raheem Sterling?

Rashford's dipping drive on 13 minutes was the highlight of an all-round satisfactory evening for Southgate as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to 10 games, stretching back almost a year.

The Adidas Telstar, which is the ball in use in this friendly match has been criticised by goalkeepers such as David De Gea and Pepe Reina for its unpredictable flight pattern.

"Most pleasing was to make 10 changes and still maintain the fluidity and fluency of the game".

"If I look at the three weeks we've had, I couldn't be happier".

Gareth Southgate has welcomed a selection headache for England ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation after their impressive 2-0 win over Costa Rica.

The game seemed set to finish at 1-0 until Welbeck made the most of his first clear opportunity since coming on, stretching to nod in Alli's clever cross from the left for his 16th England goal, potentially giving Southgate more positive selection headaches ahead of the Tunisia clash in Volgograd.

Rashford was not expected to be a starter for Gareth Southgate's side in their tournament opener against Tunisia a week on Monday, but his man of the match display against Costa Rica may have changed his manager's thinking.

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It was England's last warm-up match before kick-off at Russian Federation 2018 and, while the Burnley number one starts the summer as third-choice behind Butland and Everton's Jordan Pickford, he has hailed the competition between the shot-stoppers.

However, there was a gulf in class even between Southgate's largely second string line-up and the Central Americans as England dominated.

"But they've got to take these breaks as well because the energy levels needed for a tournament are very high".

Navas thwarted Jordan Henderson's rising effort early in the second half and Harry Maguire's effort from the resulting corner was hacked off the line by Bryan Oviedo.

But since then, successive England teams have struggled to live up to sometimes unrealistic expectations, failing to win at the World Cup and the European Championships.

And his very presence sparked a marked improvement in Portugal's attacking thrust as he was involved in nearly every risky move the hosts conjured until he was replaced on 74 minutes.

Ghana, which failed to qualify for the World Cup, hit back through Kasim Nuhu before Thomas Partey fired home three minutes from time. Algeria did not qualify.

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