Jude Bellingham the ace in Southgate’s shuffled England pack

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Jacob Steinberg at Wembley

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The teenage midfielder shone on an evening altogether more relaxed than the team’s previous appearance at Wembley

Andorra at home on a sleepy Sunday evening in north-west London: it is not exactly an occasion that screams of flares up backsides, ticketless fans storming the turnstiles and beer bottles flying through the air on Wembley Way.

Unsurprisingly nobody tried to force their way in to watch England’s second string cruise past the world’s 156th best team in a match devoid of any real competitive edge. Instead the mood was light and relaxed for England’s first game at Wembley since the disorder that marred the Euro 2020 final against Italy, almost as if those who were present were the people who had missed out on tickets to Soccer Aid the night before.

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