On Sunday, England got off on the right foot on their way to EURO 2020 glory. The Three Lions beat Croatia 1-0 at Wembley Stadium.
At the start of the game, Gareth Southgate’s men were relentless and far superior to their opponents.
The first chance of the game began with a great run by Raheem Sterling, who laid the ball off to Phil Foden; the young Manchester City prodigy took his time and unleashed a powerful shot that crashed against the left post.
Soon after, Mason Mount took a corner kick that did not seem to be very relevant as a Croatian defender cleared the ball. However, Kalvin Phillips surprised everyone with a powerful volley from outside the box that would have been a spectacular goal, if not for the reflexes of goalkeeper Livakovic.
Luka Modric tried to give Croatia the lead with an audacious shot from outside the box, but Jordan Pickford made a firm save.
In the 57th minute, Kalvin Phillips dribbled past an opponent and played an excellent through ball to Sterling, who beat Livakovic to score the winner.
From then on, the English managed their advantage intelligently, waiting for time to pass.
In the day’s other matches, Austria beat North Macedonia 3-1, while the Netherlands defeated Ukraine 3-2 in a five-goal thriller.