It was a relatively quiet weekend for England’s players in their domestic leagues but a few of our strikers added to their goal tallies.
Sheffield United 0-1 Liverpool
Premier League leaders Liverpool became the latest team to see for themselves how bloody difficult it is to play against Sheffield United, but a goalkeeping howler gave them all three points.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson started for the Reds, the former playing the full 90 minutes and the latter substituted after a little more than an hour. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came on in stoppage time.
AFC Bournemouth 2-2 West Ham United
Callum Wilson scored AFC Bournemouth’s second goal in a 2-2 draw at home against West Ham United. Both Wilson and Hammers midfielder Declan Rice played the full game.Embed from Getty Images
Aston Villa 2-2 Burnley
Tom Heaton and Nick Pope conceded two goals apiece at Villa Park. Heaton and Tyrone Mings played the whole match for Aston Villa, while Pope and James Tarkowski did the same for Burnley.
Chelsea 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
The return of Callum Hudson-Odoi continued apace with an assist after coming off the bench in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Lewis Dunk and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley started and were substituted – Barkley replaced by Mateo Kovacic, naturally – while Mason Mount added another 90 minutes to his total for the season.
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Southampton
Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Danny Rose started Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 win over Southampton, for whom Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse were among the English starters and played the full match.Embed from Getty Images
Rose and Kane did the same – Winks went off in stoppage time – and Kane bagged the winner before a late appearance for midfielder Eric Dier.
Everton 1-3 Manchester City
Manchester City chucked on their ice lolly outfit and found a way past Everton, winning 3-1 at Goodison Park. Raheem Sterling scored a late insurance goal for the champions.
Sterling and Kyle Walker were City’s English starters. Everton boss Marco Silva named Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Fabian Delph among five home-grown players in his eleven.
Leicester City 5-0 Newcastle United
Ben Chilwell played the entirety of Leicester City’s demolition of shambolic Newcastle United on Sunday. Former England striker Jamie Vardy scored two of their goals.
Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal
Marcus Rashford did the easy bit for Scott McTominay’s goal in Manchester United’s not-that-impressive 1-1 draw with Arsenal.
Rashford also received a yellow card as he and Harry Maguire played the full 90 minutes for United.
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid
Diego Simeone obviously sees plenty in Kieran Trippier and the Atletico Madrid coach concentrated some of his attentions during Saturday’s Madrid derby – a clean sheet in another goalless draw – to guiding him through the defensive details of his game.
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Werder Bremen
Finally, in the Bundesliga, England’s Jadon Sancho played the first 80 minutes as Borussia Dortmund had to settle for a 2-2 draw at home against Werder Bremen.