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‘Get Fraudgate out’ – These England fans react after ‘shocking’ performance in nervy win against Belgium

England got the better of Belgium in a very closely-contested Nations League encounter at Wembley today, winning 2-1 thanks to a massive stroke of luck after a speculative effort from Mason Mount.

The Three Lions have now dispatched the side that are ranked No.1 in the world by FIFA.

England started off terribly when Romelu Lukaku scored a penalty after a reckless challenge from Eric Dier, this came just moments after Belgium were denied an opener due to a controversial offside call.

Fortunately, Marcus Rashford levelled in the 38th minute after England were awarded a penalty when Thomas Meunier pulled down Jordan Henderson in the box during a corner.

Mount bagged the game-winning goal in the 64th minute, the Chelsea ace’s effort looped into the back of the net after a massive deflection from Toby Alderweireld.

Here’s how some England fans reacted to today’s performance:

England were absolutely dire (no not Eric) in the first-half, they failed to create any clear-cut chances and only headed into the break on level terms thanks to Meunier’s blunder.

The Three Lions looked much better in the second period of the game though, with much more creativity across the board, Harry Kane and Rashford both had solid chances after the 80th minute.

Regardless, the decision to deploy three centre-backs and wing-backs is shaping up to be a pretty worrying tactic, with a lack of drive and creativity the prime concern with this system.

It’s clear that the players need more time and experience to settle into this 5-2-3 formation, but is some of the criticism towards Southgate unwarranted? England did just beat a quality side after all.

As much as some of the player selections may have worried fans, considerable rotation was expected ahead of what was England’s second fixture in a break that will see them play three times.

Hopefully, the tie against Denmark on Wednesday night will give fans a clearer idea of what England’s starting lineup will look like ahead of next summer’s Euros.

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