England 4-0 Iceland: Phil Foden scores twice in routine win

Foden became the youngest player in the history of England to score more than once in a Wembley contest at the age of 20 and 174 days.

Phil Foden stylishly led a young English brigade that ended its campaign for the League of Nations with a comfortable Dead Rubber victory over Iceland at Wembley.

This last match of the qualifying campaign had nothing to do with England’s hopes of reaching the finals and ended in an unnecessary defeat in Belgium and Iceland in group A2, but it was a match in which the young men of Gareth Southgate gambled on their claims.

Declan Rice led England with his first international goal 20 minutes ahead of Mason Mount, who scored a second from close range four minutes later.

Manchester City’s Foden, who is only 20 minutes away from the goal after being booked in September for violating Covid 19 protocols, also showed his great potential and growing maturity on the international stage with a great performance and late shots when he missed a Judoon Sancho pass for his first goal in England (10 minutes from the time) and then quickly scored a second with a small shot.

In England the players are still competing for places at the European Championship next summer. Foden, Aston Villa’s Jack Grilish and Arsenal’s youth defender Bucayo Saka took the opportunity to impress the Southgate manager.

Iceland was reduced to ten men in the second half when Birkir Sajevarsson received a second yellow card for the retreat of England-dominated Saka.

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Foden learned a hard lesson when he was sent back from Iceland and after violating Covid 19 protocols in September fell out of the next round of the English games.

Southgate punished the young man, but rehabilitated him as a member of the team and was rewarded with a demonstration of what he can bring to England now and in the future.

Foden is a concentrate of talent and confidence, and it was his achievement that suggested inviting Rice to score the first goal and then score the late goals his achievement deserved to place himself at the forefront of Southgate’s thinking.

In summary, in the final seconds he showed a remarkable ability to knock down, control and throw Harry Maguire’s inappropriate clearance, loaded with skis, behind the stunned Icelandic defender.

He made his mistake, paid for it and showed Wembley why he is considered one of Manchester City’s and England’s great hopes.

In the League of Nations’ mixed campaign for England, Foden illuminated Wembley’s Desert.

Young stars give Southgate Food for Thought

Declan Rice Rice scored, just like Foden, his first goal in England on Wednesday-evening.

Southgate defended his team after their defeat to Belgium, believing his 3-4-3 with two starting midfielders was too conservative.

When Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was unavailable due to an injury, Southgate continued with Rice and Mount, but also used Grealish and Foden to stimulate creativity.

And in different ways all four had a big impact, because England won the competition, which often had the intensity of the training exercises.

Graylish continued where he left off in Leuven, carried the ball to the danger zones, moved around the venue and continued the offense in threatening positions while Fodin was the star of the show.

Saka was another remarkable achievement, strong in defense and dangerous in attack. He could have had his own goals, but he did enough to indicate that he would be a serious candidate for the starting position in the future.

Southgate has until March to weigh up its plans in the run-up to the euro, and this young brigade will take the lead in its efforts.

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English Chief Gareth Southgate: The last three days the mentality has been excellent. It was a very difficult game.

If everything they hear is news, it’s useless, and there’s nothing to play with… Every time you play for England, there’s something worth playing for. Younger players, but also older players, have great opportunities.

We constantly strive to build and improve. There was a nice soccer ball. It was good to watch and for the young players scoring goals was something very special.

Upstairs: I’m very happy for him. He’s such a fascinating player. It was a big week when he came back, and of course it wasn’t easy to walk out the door when you left like before.

But it’s done for us. We knew what he was capable of and it’s a good thing he came into the match against Ireland and scored two goals today, it was a foretaste of what he was capable of.

Foden breaks the record of Charlton – Statistics.

  • England has won 20 of the last 22 international tournaments at Wembley, scored 66 goals and only missed eight.
  • Iceland lost all ten games to the League of Nations and scored only four goals.
  • England won two international matches against Iceland at home (10-1).
  • Phil Foden became the youngest player in England’s history and scored numerous goals at Wembley at the age of 20 years and 174 days to break the record (20 years and 208 days) set by Bobby Charlton against Portugal in May 1958.
  • For the first time since February 1883, three players aged 21 and under played the same game against Ireland (William Cobbold, Oliver Whitley and Frank Pawson).
  • Declan Rice was the first West Ham United player to score a goal for England after Matthew Upson against Germany in June 2010 and the second player to score a goal for the Three Lions (21 years and 207 days) after Joe Cole in June 2003 (21 years and 309 days).
  • Since his debut against Denmark in September, Jack Grilish has won 21 fouls for England, more than any other player, while only Kieran Tripper (10) has had more chances than Grilish (9) in this period.
  • England in its XI. Opening game at international level against Northern Ireland for the first time since November 1959: four players aged 21 and under (Saka, Foden, Rice and Mount) nominated at the level of their own country.

The actors of the game

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  • 1Pikford
  • 2Walker reservation per 12 minutesReplacement at 64 minutes
  • 4Animal
  • 5Maguire
  • 3 Excursionists replaced in Maitland Nilesat 85’min.
  • 8Pis
  • 7MountSubstituted forWinksat 64’minutes
  • 20Saka
  • 19Foden
  • 16GrealishSubstituted by Sanchoat 76’min.
  • 9KaneReplaced by Abrahamat 76’minutes


  • 6Kin
  • 11Sancho
  • 12Mingen
  • 13Dad
  • 14 Wink
  • 15Chilewell
  • 17MytelandNiles
  • 18Calvert Lewin
  • 21Abraham
  • 22Henderson
  • 23Bellingham


  • 12KristinssonReplacement of Halldorssonate 45’min
  • 2SaevarssonReserved for 54mins
  • 5InheysonMining in 49 mines
  • 14Arnason Bocking for 72 minutes.
  • 15 Hermansson
  • 23AF Sculason
  • 4Paulsson
  • 8BjarnasonReplaced by Jóhannessonat 88’minutes
  • 16SigurjonssonReplacement by Eyulfssonate 62 minutes
  • 20GudmundssonReplaced by Goreshteinsonate 73” minutes
  • 22BödvarssonReplaces 73’minutes with Sigthorssonat


  • 1Halldorsson
  • 3 Eulfusson
  • 6Closed
  • 7Jóhannesson
  • 9Sigthorsson
  • 10 Torsteinsson
  • 11Baldursson
  • 13Runarsson
  • 19Gudjohnsen
  • 21Sigurdsson

Referee: Fabio Verissimo

Real-time text

  1. Finals of the race, England 4, Iceland 0.
  2. End of the second half, England 4, Iceland 0.
  3. Wrong about Tammy Abraham, England.
  4. Icelandic Kari Arnason wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  5. The attempt is blocked. The head of Harry Maguire (England) in the middle of the box is locked. With the support of Judon Sancho with a cross.
  6. Corner, England. Confession of Hierthur Hermannsson.
  7. A violation by Ainsley Maitland Niles, England.
  8. Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson (Iceland) wins the free kick in the defensive half.
  9. I missed a shot. England’s Bucayo Saka’s title was tight from the middle of the box, but he missed the left side. With the support of Phil Foden with a cross.
  10. I missed a shot. Victor Paulson (Iceland) misses the right side of the box. With the support of Ari Freyr Skulason after the situation on the set.
  11. Representative, Iceland. Isak Bergman Johannesson (inside) comes from the bank to replace Birkir Bjarnason.
  12. Tyrone Mings, England, is polluted.
  13. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Iceland) successfully converted the free kick into his own half.
  14. Attempted rescue. The title of Eric Dier (England) in the middle of the box is kept in the upper right corner. Supported by Harry Maguire with a headline pass.
  15. I missed a shot. Tammy Abraham, England, the title in the middle of the box is missing on the right side. Supported by Ainsley Maitland Niles with a cross around the corner.
  16. Corner, England. Covered by Hannes Thor Haldorsson.
  17. Attempted rescue. Harry Maguire (England), in the lower right corner, saved the shot with his right shirt from outside the penalty area. Backed by Harry Winks.
  18. Substitution, England. Ainsley Maitland Niles replaces Kiran Trippier.
  19. Aim! England 4, Iceland 0. Phil Foden (England) shot from outside the box in the lower right corner. Backed by Harry Winks.
  20. Error of Harry Maguire, England.

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