England 0-0 USA LIVE: Score, goals and latest updates from Wembley; Wayne Rooney farewell


England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium

England XI: Pickford, Alexander Arnold, Keane, Dunk, Chilwell, Delph, Winks, Alli, Lingard, Sancho, Wilson

USA XI: Guzan, Miazga, Brooks, Yedlin, Villafana, McKennie, Trapp, Pulisic, Green, Weah, Wood

ENGLAND 1-0 USA | LINGARD (25)

  • Wayne Rooney starts on the bench
  • Lewis Dunk and Callum Wilson make debuts
  • Dele Alli heads against the crossbar
  • Jesse Lingard opens the scoring in style

ENGLAND 1-0 USA | LINGARD

24: Far too easy for the visitors to cut England wide open. A simple one-two and a fortuitous deflection leaves Michael Keane and Lewis Dunk stranded. Pulisic races clear Pulisic races clear but Jordan Pickford comes to the rescue.

23: Some really nice approach play from England. Lingard, Sancho and Alli are combining nicely at speed but that final, killer pass is still lacking. Tiny bit more guile required.

20: Ah, be more greedy! Sancho and Chilwell run circles around the US defence before the Borussia Dortmund star cuts into the penalty area. He SHOULD try to curl the ball around Guzan, but squares it into a congested area. Cleared.

17: It is still goalless after half an hour of the Nations League tie between Spain and Croatia. Should it stay the same, England will top the group and win if we beat Croatia on Sunday.

England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium

England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium

England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

14: Jesse Lingard decides sheer power is the best way to beat Guzan from an acute angle, but the US stopper firmly palms the shot away to safety.

Seconds later, Pulisic’s cross is headed out for a corner by Keane – and the set-piece is poor.

11: Now… this will be debated long into the evening. Callum Wilson goes down under a challenge from Brad Guzan, who flew (kind of) off his line to collect a through pass.

It looks a stonewall penalty on first glance but referee Manzano ignores England’s pleas. The replays show that Wilson went down pre-emptively, but he would have been taken out.

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England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

8: Good chance for Callum Wilson to mark his debut with a goal but he steers Jesse Lingard’s delivery across the face of goal. Should be 1-0.

Random question, but did Rooney fly over with the USA squad?

5: Ominous signs for the US, who can’t get out of their own half. Yet to really see an attack or any game-plan from the visitors as England continue to boss these early stages.

Corner to England. Dunk and Keane trot up into the penalty area… woodwork! Dele Alli rises highest and heads against the crossbar but the Tottenham star is penalised for a push.

3: No messing around tonight, the Three Lions are going straight for the throat! Jesse Lingard and Ben Chilwell link up nicely down the left channel but the Leicester full-back’s cross flies through the penalty area and Fabian Delph hammers a wayward clearance straight at Miazga.

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England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium (Image: PA)

England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium

England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

ENGLAND 0-0 USA

1: And after the national anthems, we’re underway at Wembley. Big night for a few debutants and lesser-spotted England players to make an impression.

Honouring Wayne

19:56: Wayne Rooney receives a Guard of Honour from both sets of players with Harry Kane presenting the former Manchester United and Everton star with an award of some kind. Jolly nice way to start the evening.

Here they come!

19:53: And the players emerge from the tunnel to a rather sparse Wembley Stadium this evening. Actually, sparse is extremely generous.

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We’re about to see Wayne Rooney applauded onto the field. Standby.

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Tribute

19:50: FA chairman Greg Clarke paid tribute to Rooney’s England career in the matchday programme.

“I am delighted we will get the opportunity tonight to say a Wembley farewell to Wayne Rooney and acknowledge his wonderful career,” he wrote.

“As the team’s record score rand most-capped outfield player, he has given so much to England. And putting the Wayne Rooney Foundation and its partner charities in the spotlight is equally welcome.”

While gate receipts will not be donated to Rooney’s charity, the logo was sported on the players’ shirts, with collections and text-to-donate numbers throughout Wembley.

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VAR better for everyone

19:45: Terrible poundage but It’s Thursday and I’ve got one-eye on the weekend!

Anyway, Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) from the start of next season.

The top leagues in Spain, Italy and Germany are already using VAR, which allows disputed incidents to be reviewed with the use of video replays, and the technology was used at the World Cup in Russia this year.

The English clubs were provided with an update on this season’s VAR trials, with key examples of its use in the FA Cup and League Cup discussed in detail.

“The League will now formally make a request to the International Football Association Board and (world body) FIFA to use VAR next season,” the Premier League said in a statement.

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Twitter round-up

Dan: Looking forward to seeing Wayne Rooney hand the captain’s armband to Richard Scudamore in the 88th minute this evening, the real golden handshake.

Russell: Standard night of TV for me, can’t motivate myself to watch the Wayne Rooney charity match, hope he raises a decent amount and gets a good send off though.

Grace: Lewis Dunk can only learn from Harry Maguire’s rise to regular games at this level. Has solid attributes, like to see if he has the pace? Not going to be tested tonight really. Should look comfortable.

Adam: Hold on. Fabian Delph is England captain and people were complaining about Wayne Rooney being given a few minutes?

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Golden handshake

19:30: Looking forward to my golden handshake when I leave the Express.

Obviously I’d love the £5million that outgoing Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore is to receive, but I expect a packet of Skittles and a card is more likely.

Today, the Premier League agreed to pay Scudamore the leaving gift in recognition of his “outstanding work”.

Watford, Fulham and Southampton all voiced their disapproval.

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Callum Wilson

19:25: I don’t know about you – but I’m delighted for Callum Wilson.

The 26-year-old Bournemouth frontman is the latest player to be rewarded by Gareth Southgate for impressing on the path less travelled, having spent time on loan at non-league Kettering and Tamworth before making his mark at hometown club Coventry.

“It would be a dream come true,” Wilson said. “There’s no guarantees I will get on, but I’ve still got probably 15-20 people from my family and friends coming to the game to watch, and it just shows for me what they want for me, what I want for myself, really.

“If it doesn’t happen, I’ll keep working hard. I’m not one to shy away from a challenge. I’ll be making sure I’m working hard, doing everything I can possible to get that.”

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Twitter round-up

Martha: Wayne Rooney and any legend in any sport/field of work for that matter deserves a respectable farewell for their contribution to their respective fields.. PERIOD!!

Jon: Wayne Rooney deserves this send off tonight! Excellent player for England. Always wanted to play when others would rather have a weeks rest. Our country’s all time leading goal scorer. England Legend. About time we started to thank our Legends.

Alex: Great moment for Lewis Dunk and thoroughly deserved by the way.

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Team news

19:15: Wayne Rooney took his place on the England bench for the friendly clash with the United States as expected – with Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate handing debuts to Lewis Dunk and Callum Wilson.

England’s all-time leading goalscorer Rooney will make a substitute appearance at Wembley as the FA honour his international career.

The Wayne Rooney Foundation International against the United States, where Rooney now plies his trade with Major League Soccer side DC United, saw the next generation given a chance to impress.

While Rooney, confirmed as his usual number 10 on the teamsheet, was made to wait for his swansong Bournemouth striker Wilson and Dunk of Brighton were handed their first England caps in a much-changed line-up.

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The starting XI

19:00: This is the least experienced England side in 38 years with a total of 94 caps in the starting XI. Quite exciting to see what some of these guys can do!

Callum Wilson, Lewis Dunk and Jadon Sancho all make their full England international debuts.

Lewis Dunk will become the first Brighton player to play for England since Steve Foster vs Kuwait in the 1982 World Cup!

England XI: Pickford, Alexander Arnold, Keane, Dunk, Chilwell, Delph, Winks, Alli, Lingard, Sancho, Wilson.

Subs: Rooney, Kane, Butland, Walker, Henderson, Sterling, Barkley, Rashford, Stones, McCarthy, Dier, Loftus-Cheek.

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US starting XI

18:55: 109-year-old Brad Guzan starts between the sticks for the US tonight to make Wayne Rooney look like a spring chicken.

Elsewhere Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic, who we’ll talk about shortly, starts along with Paris St-Germain talent Timothy Weah.

USA XI: Guzan, Miazga, Brooks, Yedlin, Villafana, McKennie, Trapp, Pulisic, Green, Weah, Wood.

Subs: Horvath, Carter-Vickers, Adams, Delgado, Lletget, Saief, Moore, Acosta, Cannon.

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US manager’s position in a state

18:50: The United States missed out on their first World Cup finals appearance since 1986 after a shock defeat at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago last October.

Head coach Bruce Arena lost his job as a result, with the United States Soccer Federation acting swiftly following the disappointment.

David Sarachan, one of Arena’s assistants, was appointed as interim coach and took charge of his first game a year ago.

While the 64-year-old saw his temporary role extended to the end of the year in June, he does remain a stop-gap for the USSF – who have come in for criticism after failing to find a long-term replacement.

As one door closes…

18:45: With England facing a crunch Nations League meeting with Croatia just three days on from this friendly fixture, Southgate has already hinted he will mix things up.

This may be Rooney’s swansong but squad newcomer Callum Wilson could be handed his debut against the United States, while promising teenager Jadon Sancho is in line for his first senior start.

The likes of Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and Lewis Dunk of Brighton could also come in for their international bows as Southgate offers up opportunities to impress.

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We’re about to find out the starting XI. Standby…

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Twitter round-up

Barney: Genuine danger the political collapse of the United Kingdom might start to overshadow Wayne Rooney Day.

Harry: Good luck to the lads tonight. Looking forward to seeing Wayne Rooney get the reception and send off he deserves.

Gaz: Wayne Rooney getting the send off he deserves from England tonight! No fan can ever say he didn’t give 100 percent every game for his country! I’ll be shouting ROOOONEY constantly for the next 90mins straight!

As will I, Gaz. The office will not be too happy about it mind.

Wayne Rooney’s long goodbye

18:35: There’s only one place to start tonight’s coverage.

Wayne Rooney will bring down the curtain on his record-breaking international career with an honorary appearance which has been months in the making.

The FA had planned to give the former Three Lions captain a final farewell in the lead-up to the World Cup, but manager Gareth Southgate revealed last week that Rooney did not want to impede on preparations for the finals.

Instead he will make a substitute appearance in tonight’s match to mark his time with England and raise awareness of the Wayne Rooney Foundation.

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England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

It’s time for soccer!

18:30: That’s the first and last time I’ll be calling it soccer tonight – just wanted to make our American viewers feel welcome…

Anyway, England host the United States in the Wayne Rooney Foundation International at Wembley.

“Wayne Rooney? I thought he’d retired,” I hear you saying in a bemused fashion.

Well, It turns out that the country’s all-time leading goalscorer will make one final appearance.

Rooney will wear the captain’s armband and England number 10 shirt for the last time on a celebratory night!

England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium

England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

England vs USA: Express Sport brings you LIVE updates from Wembley Stadium

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Wayne Rooney farewell

Wayne Rooney will wear the captain’s armband and England number 10 shirt for the last time on a celebratory night that Gareth Southgate believes befits one of the country’s best ever players.

The Three Lions’ all-time top scorer and most-capped outfield player will come on for his 120th and final international appearance in tonight’s friendly against the United States at Wembley.

Rooney is set to be joined by his children during a pre-match guard of honour that will end with him collecting a memento from FA chairman Greg Clarke, before returning to the field in the second half as skipper.

The way his record-breaking international career is being recognised in the Wayne Rooney Foundation International has divided opinion, which Southgate believes highlights the lack of appreciation for the DC United forward.

“I think that has been clear this week – it has been disappointing to see him almost have to defend his inclusion in the game but that is where we are,” the England boss said. “The more important thing is that within the England group we value what he has done, when you are in the dressing room and share the dressing room with someone you know.

“The hardest thing in football is to cross the white line and it is incredibly hard when you are the person who is expected to deliver.”





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