Adam Lallana makes England World Cup squad revelation

  • Adam Lallana makes England World Cup squad revelation

Adam Lallana makes England World Cup squad revelation

Man-of-the-match Marcus Rashford - who opened the scoring against Costa Rica - has given Gareth Southgate a selection headache.

The win was wrapped up in the 76th minute when substitute Welbeck, for some a surprise choice in England's World Cup squad, stooped to head in Dele Alli's cross.

Jordan Henderson is ready to take on a more advanced role at the World Cup if England boss Gareth Southgate opts for Eric Dier as his preferred midfield anchor.

A sold out Elland Road was treated to its first England global since 2002 - and boy did the locals enjoy it.

England: Butland (Pope 65), Jones, Stones (Cahill 65), Maguire, Alexander-Arnold (Trippier 65), Henderson (Alli 65), Delph, Rose, Loftus-Cheek (Lingard 79), Rashford, Vardy (Welbeck 60).

The 20-year-old's display seemed in stark contrast to those he delivered for his club for much of 2018, which prompted speculation about his future given his apparent lack of suitability to Jose Mourinho's plans .

Jonathan Overend, alongside former England winger Chris Waddle and BBC chief football reporter Ian Dennis discuss the form of the England squad with the World Cup now less than a week away.

Jamie Vardy was denied by a flying Navas from point-blank range as England pressed their advantage, although Jack Butland made a good save to deny Johan Venegas after a rare Costa Rica break.

And given England's World Cup routes, whether winning or coming second in group G sees them likely to face either Brazil or Germany in the quarter-finals (should they get that far and both teams win their groups as expected) this will be something Southgate needs to work on in the final days before they travel to Russian Federation.

"My wife knows - they all know - that this is what I do, this is what I enjoy doing and this is the biggest tournament in the world".

But four years on, and just 10 days before their opening match in Russia, Costa Rica looked uninspiring at Elland Road as England ultimately cantered to a straight-forward 2-0 win.

Costa Rica get their World Cup E campaign under way against Serbia on June 17 in Samara.

"We're looking at someone whose confidence is going through the roof at the moment", Wright said.

Jamie Vardy nearly got the second goal for the hosts in the 20th minute after going through inside the box but Real Madrid shot-stopper Keylor Navas came out quickly from his line to block the danger.