England labour to goalless draw against USA

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Harry KaneEngland skipper Harry Kane still needs two goals to equal the goalscoring record for his country

England laboured to a drab draw against the United States to miss the chance to seal qualification for the World Cup knockout stage.

Gareth Southgate's side were second best for long periods as they failed to match the energy and intensity of the USA, who have their own hopes of making the last 16.

England, with Harry Maguire outstanding in defence, were unimpressive and rode their luck when Weston McKennie missed an easy chance and Christian Pulisic struck the bar in the first half.

Mason Mount brought a fine save from USA goalkeeper Matt Turner just before the break but this was an undistinguished display that carried none of the attacking verve that saw the Three Lions thrash Iran in their opening game, and leaves them heading into their match against Wales with their fate undecided.

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England

Squad number1Player namePickford

Squad number12Player nameTrippier

Squad number5Player nameStones

Squad number6Player nameMaguire

Squad number3Player nameShaw

Squad number22Player nameBellingham

Squad number4Player nameRice

Squad number17Player nameSaka

Squad number19Player nameMount

Squad number10Player nameSterling

Squad number9Player nameKane

Squad number7Player nameGrealish

Squad number8Player nameHenderson

Squad number11Player nameRashford

USA

Squad number1Player nameTurner

Squad number2Player nameDest

Squad number3Player nameZimmerman

Squad number13Player nameReam

Squad number5Player nameRobinson

Squad number8Player nameMcKennie

Squad number4Player nameAdams

Squad number6Player nameMusah

Squad number10Player namePulisic

Squad number21Player nameWeah

Squad number19Player nameWright

Squad number7Player nameReyna

Squad number11Player nameAaronson

Squad number18Player nameMoore

Squad number24Player nameSargent

Line-ups

England

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Pickford12Trippier5Stones6Maguire3Shaw22BellinghamSubstituted forHendersonat 69'minutes4Rice17SakaSubstituted forRashfordat 78'minutes19Mount10SterlingSubstituted forGrealishat 68'minutes9Kane

Substitutes

2Walker7Grealish8Henderson11Rashford13Pope14Phillips15Dier16Coady18Alexander-Arnold20Foden21White23Ramsdale24Wilson26Gallagher

USA

Formation 4-4-2

1Turner2DestSubstituted forMooreat 78'minutes3Zimmerman13Ream5Robinson8McKennieSubstituted forAaronsonat 77'minutes4Adams6Musah10Pulisic21WeahSubstituted forReynaat 83'minutes19WrightSubstituted forSargentat 83'minutes

Substitutes

7Reyna9Ferreira11Aaronson12Horvath14de la Torre15Long16Morris17Roldán18Moore20Carter-Vickers22Yedlin23Acosta24Sargent25Johnson26Scally

Referee:Jesús Valenzuela

Attendance:68,463

Live Text

Match ends, England 0, USA 0.

Second Half ends, England 0, USA 0.

Foul by Harry Maguire (England).

Giovanni Reyna (USA) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Harry Kane (England) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Shaw with a cross following a set piece situation.

Jack Grealish (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Yunus Musah (USA).

Attempt saved. Harry Maguire (England) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

Corner, England. Conceded by Shaq Moore.

Jordan Henderson (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christian Pulisic (USA).

Attempt saved. Marcus Rashford (England) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Grealish.

Foul by Luke Shaw (England).

Christian Pulisic (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jack Grealish (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaq Moore (USA).

Substitution, USA. Josh Sargent replaces Haji Wright.

Substitution, USA. Giovanni Reyna replaces Timothy Weah.

Luke Shaw (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaq Moore (USA).

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