Video: Romelu Lukaku scores penalty for Belgium vs England after rash Eric Dier challenge

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In the 15th minute of today’s UEFA Nations League tie between England and Belgium, Romelu Lukaku fired Roberto Martinez’s side into the lead from the penalty spot.

A ball was played in behind for the centre-forward, with Eric Dier recklessly bringing Lukaku down and leaving the referee no choice but to point to the spot.

Former Premier League star Lukaku stepped up confidently by dishing out a stutter-step run before sending Jordan Pickford the wrong way with a powerful penalty.

There’s really no excuses for England after this, the defence escaped just minutes earlier after a Belgium goal was disallowed for a controversial offside call.

Pictures from Sky Sports and TMC.

Gareth Southgate needs to do something to sort out these defensive problems before next summer’s European Championships.

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