As it happened: England 2-1 Belgium 
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Full time: England 2-1 Belgium

England go top of group 2A! 

A hard fought win from Gareth Southgate's side to claim all three points and revenge from the World Cup defeats! 

Lukaku opened the scoring with a penalty, but Rashford leveled the game before half time and Mount's defected shot gave England all three points. 

Added time

There will be four minutes of added time!


On comes Sancho for Mount. 


So close from Rashford! He cuts past one, then two before sitting down Denayer, however, his shot flew just over the bar!


Kane misses a glorious opportunity to close off the game!

He heads wide from 6 yards out!


A flurry of chances for Belgium, however, still failing to find their way back into the game!


Lukaku breaks free but Dier does well to block his shot. 


So close from Belgium! 

De Bruyne picks out Carrasco with a wonderful pass. Carrasco lifted the ball over Pickford, but his shot would go inches wide!

Mount goal


GOAL - England 2-1 Belgium - Mount

The ball falls to Mount just inside the Belgium penalty area, the Chelsea midfielder cuts back onto his right foot sending a shot into the top right hand corner.  

The shot deflects off Alderweireld and loops over Mignolet to give Southgate's side the lead!


England have really grown into the game this half, Calvert-Lewin and Rashford are linking up well!


Calvert-Lewin falls down in the box, under pressure from Denayer, but the referee waves play on!


Calvert-Lewin sets up Rashford who runs at the Red Devils defence, the ball back to Calvert-Lewin is a good one, but his shot goes high and wide. 

Second half!

Rashford gets us underway for the second half!

Half time - England 1-1 Belgium

A story of two penalties at half time. Lukaku opened the scoring, after the Inter Milan striker was fouled in the box by Eric Dier. 

Rashford leveled the game before half time, converting the penalty after, Meunier pulled down Henderson in the box. 

Perhaps changes at the break for Gareth Southgate? 

Second half coming up shortly!



Trademark De Bruyne run, split open the England defence, his pass across the face of goal was cut out by Dier. 

Rashford penalty!


GOAL - England 1-1 Belgium - Rashford

Dispatched! Rashford smashes the ball home to level the score! A lifeline for The Three Lions!

England peanlty!

Meunier brings down Henderson! Rashford to take!


Rashford drives through the heart of the Red Devils' defence, however, his run is haulted for a England corner. 


Mignolet climbs high and claims the ball. 


Calvert-Lewin wins England a corner. 


Yellow card for Declan Rice for a foul on Witsel. 


Belgium dominating, England can not get hold of the ball!


Corner comes to nothing.

Lukaku goal to open the scoring



Corner for England...

GOAL - England 0-1 Belgium - Lukaku

Calm, cool and collected! Lukaku gives The Red Devils the lead, sending Pickford the wrong way!


Penalty for Belgium! Lukaku fouled by Dier!


Carrasco has the ball in the back of the net, however, he has been flagged offisde for an earlier passage of play. Let off for England. 


Belgium starting to get a hold of the game. Of course, De Bruyne, is the catalyst for their attacking prowess. 


Rashford whips in a dangerous cross from the left hand side, but the ball is met by Boyata who heads clear.


Both sides setting up in the 3-4-3 formation.


Lukaku gets us underway at Wembley!

Kick off moments away!

Both sides will be hungry for three points to establish themselves as the dominate side in Group A2.

10 minutes to go...

Kick off is fast approaching here at Wembley Stadium!

Lukaku's impressive scoring record


Why Kane starts on the bench...


Belgium starting XI


England starting XI


Striker headache

Calvert-Lewin, Danny Ings and Harry Kane are all leaving a lasting impression in the mind of Gareth Southgate, it will be interesting to see who gets the chance to shine this evening. 

Last meeting

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Predicted line-ups

England; Pickford; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Maguire, Chilwell; Rice, Henderson, Winks; Sancho, Kane, Rashford.

Belgium; Mignolet; Denayer, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Meunier, Witsel, Tielemans, Castagne; De Bruyne, Lukaku, Hazard.

Belgium team news

Having rested the majority of his first team side against Ivory Coast, Roberto Martínez will also have a fully fit squad to chose from. 

However, Thibaut Courtois and Dries Mertens have both withdrawn from the squad. 

England team news

Jadon Sancho, Ben Chilwell and Tammy Abraham will be welcomed back to the squad after breaking COVID regulations. However, all three have passed the necessary tests to join the team.  

Southgate has a fully fit squad to chose from, providing the 50-year-old with a selection headache after Conor Coady, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Danny Ings all impressing against Wales in midweek. 

The Nations League returns!

The Three Lions kicked off their Nations League campaign with a shaky start; a draw with Denmark and a unconvincing 1-0 against Iceland sees Gareth Southgate's side currently second in the table. 

Perhaps England will be after revenge this evening after Belgium beat The Three Lions in the 2018 World Cup third-place match. 

Belgium, under Roberto Martínez, have started their Nations League campaign well, currently top of the group with 2 wins. 

Welcome to England vs Belgium Live!

Welcome to’s LIVE coverage of the UEFA Nations League match between England and Belgium!

My name is Edmund Brack and I’ll be your host for this game.

We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.