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England 0-1 Italy: Player Ratings as Three Lions remain winless in Nations League

Harry Kane at England
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Italy clinched a narrow home win to go behind Hungary in the Group of Death.

Italy defeated England 1-0 in their UEFA Nations League game on Saturday. The Azzurri returned to winning ways as they got past Gareth Southgate’s out-of-form side.

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Italy started the game on a better note, hoping to find their rhythm early on. However, their inability to create any chances led to an eventless first half.

England continued struggling to find their feet in the game throughout the second period. But, Italy managed to snatch the match-winner through the game’s only meaningful attempt in the 68th minute.

Giacomo Raspadori received Leonardo Bonucci’s long ball before curling home a sublime shot to make it 1-0 for the hosts.

The Azzurri remained in control of the game while England failed to prevent their relegation at San Siro.

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Player Ratings

Italy: Donnarumma (8), Acerbi (6), Bonucci (7), Toloi (7), Di Lorenzo (6), Barella (6), Jorginho (7), Cristante (6), Dimarco (7), Raspadori (7), Scamacca (6).

Bench: Palmieri (6), Pobega (5), Frattesi (6), Gnonto (7), Gabbiadini (6).

England: Pope (6), Walker (6), Dier (7), Maguire (6), Saka (6), Rice (7), Bellingham (7), James (7), Kane (7), Sterling (6), Foden (7).

Bench: Shaw (5), Grealish (6).