Sheffield's Harry Maguire wins first England cap in Lithuania win

England goalkeeper Jack Butland saves a shot as he goes through some routine training drills

The November worldwide break will see them take in home dates against Germany and Brazil, with two of the favourites for global glory expected to help highlight the true state of Southgate's side.

The main enjoyment for the travelling hordes were the struggles of old foes Scotland in Slovenia, while they resorted to gallows humour by likening England's play to watching Brazil - next month's opponents at Wembley after world champions Germany's visit.

Having lined out for the U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 squads; Winks was given his senior debut on Sunday evening by Gareth Southgate and he didn't wilt under the pressure of the occasion.

At present, the best four attacking players are Kane, Alli, Marcus Rashford and Adam Lallana.

Winks was denied early in the second half, as England looked to kick on and put the game to bed, with a win never really looking in doubt.

Harry Kane looks on course to lead England at the World Cup finals next summer. Ryan Bertrand is arguably a better full back than Cresswell as well, but he doesn't play wingback at club level. "Teams like England are always criticised a bit, even if they win".

Eriksson's gilded group never made it past the last eight at any major worldwide tournament, but at least they flirted with greatness. A let off for England!

Lallana certainly deserves praise although it's slightly concerning that Southgate hinted at the belief that Dele Alli won't make a significant difference to the team performance tonight.

England do not have enough creative players or technicians to "out play" and dominate the other top nations in world football, and so should take advantage of the strengths they do have.

"People probably are going to be cynical", England goalkeeper Joe Hart said. "The only way to do that is by doing well at a tournament".

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"Players like Dele Alli and Rashford are exciting but something is missing when they wear the England shirt".



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