Phil Foden substituted after only 12 minutes of action in England’s win over Italy

March 24, 2023

England manager Gareth Southgate sacrificed Phil Foden after only 12 minutes in their 2-1 win over Italy.

The Manchester City midfielder, who started the Euro 2024 qualifying match on the bench, was substituted in to replace Jack Grealish after 69 minutes.

Regrettably, a red card for Luke Shaw resulted in a sudden change of game strategy for the Three Lions.

Luke Shaw was sent off in the second half of England’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy for receiving two bookings in less than a minute.

In order to help the Three Lions maintain their 2-1 lead, the Manchester United defender collected his first yellow card of the game in the 78th minute for time-wasting.

After a poor tackle, he found himself heading for an early shower a few seconds later as he received his two bookings in a quick 54 seconds received.

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Following Shaw’s dismissal, manager Gareth Southgate was forced to quickly rearrange the pack. And poor Phil Foden, one of England’s standout players at the World Cup, was sacrificed.

The stylish winger had only entered the game in the 69th minute, replacing teammate Jack Grealish. On 81 minutes, however, Southgate substituted Kieran Trippier for him.

Southgate’s men held out for a big victory in Naples, despite Shaw’s dismissal.

Declan Rice and Harry Kane scored goals to help the Three Lions win 2-1 and take first place in Group C.

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