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.
GOAL FOR BELGIUM ??
Romelu Lukaku dispatches from the spot after Eric Dier's rash tackle.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 11, 2020
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Gareth Southgate needs to do something to sort out these defensive problems before next summer’s European Championships.