HT Belgium 1 – 0 England #WorldCup Belgium kick off! The battle for the 3rd spot and the golden boot is on. Belgium eases past the English defence to score their 15th goal of the season. Lukaku plays a perfectly weighted pass down the left to Chadli who crosses with his left foot into the box. Fullback Munier sneaks past Stones and stabs it past Pickford lovely goal.
England survives Lukaku tries to play in KDB and his weak through ball reaches the midfielder as Stones makes a hash of the interception. De Bruyne’s shot from the left takes a deflection but Pickford palms it away despite being wrong-footed. England struggling against the effervescent Belgian front-line.
Kane squares the ball to unmarked Harry Kane who misses the target. Poor shot from the Top scorer. KDB plays a corner along the ground to Tielemens at the top of the box. His miscued first-time shot sits up nicely for Alderwerield who blazes it over the bar.
Apart from that one well-worked goal early in the half, the football has largely been insipid with England lacking ideas and having much of the ball. Belgium have threatened to extend their lead from time to time with some crisp counters.