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US hold England to a goalless draw

England and USA played out a turgid 0-0 draw on Friday night that kept Group B alive going into the final round of games.

England named an unchanged team from the one that beat Iran 6-2 as Gareth Southgate’s side looked for the three points that would take them into the last 16.

Harry Kane went close to scoring inside the opening 10 minutes as the Tottenham man found space inside the area but saw his shot deflected just wide.

England were struggling to make their class show though, and on the break the USMNT almost broke the deadlock.

Weston McKennie got on the end of a cross from the right-hand side but saw his effort fly over the bar from 12 yards.

Christian Pulisic was the next to go close as the Chelsea forward saw his effort from the edge of the area crash off the bar.

The Three Lions rallied late on and had two chances through Bukayo Saka and Mason Mount, but neither hit the target.

Into the second half and once again England looked incredibly lethargic in possession with the front three increasingly isolated in the final third.

The game was heading for a draw but with England needing a spark Southgate opted to bring on Jordan Henderson to much derision.

England and USA played out a turgid 0-0 draw on Friday night that kept Group B alive going into the final round of games.

England named an unchanged team from the one that beat Iran 6-2 as Gareth Southgate’s side looked for the three points that would take them into the last 16.

Harry Kane went close to scoring inside the opening 10 minutes as the Tottenham man found space inside the area but saw his shot deflected just wide.

England were struggling to make their class show though, and on the break the USMNT almost broke the deadlock.

Weston McKennie got on the end of a cross from the right-hand side but saw his effort fly over the bar from 12 yards.

Christian Pulisic was the next to go close as the Chelsea forward saw his effort from the edge of the area crash off the bar.

The Three Lions rallied late on and had two chances through Bukayo Saka and Mason Mount, but neither hit the target.

Into the second half and once again England looked incredibly lethargic in possession with the front three increasingly isolated in the final third.

The game was heading for a draw but with England needing a spark Southgate opted to bring on Jordan Henderson to much derision.

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