When Raheem Sterling scores, England win. Kalvin Phillips and Tyrone Mings justified Gareth Southgate’s selections with excellent performances that calmed – a bit – the clamor for Jack Grealish to go wild. Barney Ronay was at the game, and we ask Jonathan Wilson if there is anything about England’s performance that cannot be attributed to the genius of Marcelo Bielsa.
Elsewhere – Goran Pandev scores for North Macedonia – but that’s not enough as David Alaba leads Austria to victory while Marco Arnautovic is also very angry as usual.
And the match of the day was the thrilling victory of the Netherlands over Ukraine, completed by a shout from Andriy Yarmolenko.
We have the latest news on Christian Eriksen, as well as much less serious news on pub parrots and cocaine hippos.