England’s newly appointed manager Sam Allardyce got off to a winning start this evening following a 1-0 victory over Slovakia.
The Three Lion’s end the night top of Group F after Lithuania recorded a 2 – 2 draw with Slovenia.
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana scored his first international goal for England to snatch a late win. Lallana found the back of the net in the 90 + 5 minute of the game.
After the game we took to social media to see how the result went down among England Fans and former Pros.
— MICHAEL (@mickybluey) September 4, 2016
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) September 4, 2016
We have a ball playing centre-half and a sitting midfielder. No reason for Rooney to be playing so deep. Has to push forward. #SLOENG
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) September 4, 2016
Bring back Roy!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 4, 2016
We need to stop talking like we can actually win things. England are just so mediocre. So boring to watch…
— Tommy Miller (@TommyMiller_) September 4, 2016
england are so poor,boring to watch,technically poor.tactically stale garbage
— The Arsenal Football (@goonerruss11) September 4, 2016
And yes I know it's been dull and boring – but why would anyone expect instant change? England hardly left Euro 2016 in a blaze of glory.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) September 4, 2016
Its safe to say England received a lukewarm response from fans despite the win. In more positive news, Wayne Rooney surpassed David Beckham to become England’s record appearance holder for an outfield player. The former Sunderland boss also fielded Man City’s John Stones in place of United’s Chris Smalling.
England’s next fixture is against Spain in November for an international friendly. The focus now shifts back to the Premier League where Manchester United take on rivals Manchester city next weekend.