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Netherlands vs England Live Score and Commentary, Pre World Cup 2018 International Friendlies

Second Half: Netherlands 0-1 England Jesse Lingard 59'
Updated: 24 March 2018 03:14 IST - Published: 24 March 2018 02:05 IST
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PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

And that's that from the Amsterdam Arena in Netherlands. England walked past a limping Netherlands side. They looked good in defence and will come away as the better unit in the midfield. At the end of the day, there are plenty of positives for England to take away, all made to look better thanks to that signature Jesse Lingard strike from outside the box.

That's that from the yap centre. Stay with them eyes open 'cause yours truly will be delivering his 5 talking points from this game in a few.

See you soon, lads.

Ciao.
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92' Memphis and Van Aanholt try to combine on the left flank and they pull it off and the latter whips one in for Dost to attack but the tall, lanky fella is flagged offside. 
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90' Depay plays a driven, delightful ball into the box and he finds De Ligt but the Ajax man is caught offside. Marginally. Depay has been good tonight, he has really looked like the man who could inspire this Netherlands team to level the scoreline.
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89' Substitutions for Netherlands.

Weghort and Van De Beek on for De Vrij and Strootman.
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88' Substitution for England.

Harry Maguire off. Eric Dier on.
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88' Memphis and Van Aanholt play a quick one-two on the left side of the box but the latter's shot is wayward and it runs out for a throw-in. Not a corner. A throw-in. Yes.
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86' England should see this one out and pick up a well deserved victory here.
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84' Memphis Depay once again with the industry and the enterprise. He finds Hateboer inside the area but his shot is blocked on its way to Pickford who picks it up with ease.
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82' Dele Alli tries to whip one into the area from the left side of the box but Welbeck can't get to it but he traps in and drags it back for Tripper who lets one rip and forces a save out of Zoet. Good, positive stuff from the youngster there.
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82' Depay goes for goal and it's a good effort but Pickford was always watching and it is played straight into his hands. Good handling from the England goalkeeper there.
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81' Reckless challenge from Stones on Babel as he absolutely rams into him from behind right outside the area. Netherlands have a freekick 25 yards out. Van Aanhold and Memphis Depay are standing over the ball.
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78' Van Aanhold is flagged offside as Gini tries to release him on the left side of the box. 
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77' The game has once again slipped into a phase of sloppiness and dullness and...
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75' Chamberlain tries to play an audacious ball to Alli but the latter couldn't take it in his stride and that chance goes abegging.
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73' Dele Alli wins a freekick for England inside their attacking half.
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71' Memphis Depay gets outnumbered in the centre of the pitch but Chamberlain is penalized and Netherlands can go again. Memphis Depay is raring to make a point here! He controls an awkward ball and almost snatches at it with a sortof bicyclish kick which is easy to pick up for Pickford but still, points for trying, Memphis.
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70' Substitution for England.

Danny Rose off. Ashley Young on.
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68' England looks more 3-5-2 now with Vardy and Welbeck up top.
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67' Substitutions for England.

Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling off. Dele Alli, Jamie Vardy and Danny Welbeck on.

JLingz is greeted by a wide Gareth Southgate smile.

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66' De Ligt goes for goal from 30 yards out and it was always, always going wide.
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66' Netherlands looking much better going forward now and they're creating better chances. 
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Substitutions for Netherlands.

Bas Dost off, Quincy Promes off.

Ryan Babel on, Davy Propper on.
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64' Dost receives a long ball on the edge of the area and he heads it down for Gini to have a blast but his shot is blocked.
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63' Maguire bravely surges ahead and frees up Sterling on the left side. He drags it back for Rashford who tries to get a shot away but it is blocked and Netherlands break on the counter but even that comes to nothing as Stones intervenes inside the box.
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62' Space for Depay on the right side. He cuts it back for Wijnaldum who can't get some power behind it and Dost tries to flick it on the way and he can't get it past Pickford. In the end, it was way easier than Pickford would have thought it would end up being.
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62' Memphis Depay cuts in and goes for something special from outside the box but the shot is deflected out of danger. But they get right back on the ball owing to England's sloppiness. Dost cuts one back for Gini whose shot is deflected out for a corner. The corner is rubbish though.
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JLINGZ! Milly rocking! GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!

First good passage of play from England in the final third. Oxlade Chamberlain plays a delightful ball into the path of Jesse Lingard who then releases Danny Rose on the left side. He drags it back and Jesse Lingard has a lot of space and you can't give this lad space outside the box and he sends one past Zoet into the lower left corner and that's the first goal of the night and it looked great. Looked great.
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57' Lingard wins a freekick on the left side near the centre of the park. Hateboer is the culprit.
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56' Some more abysmal passing from Netherlands in the centre of the park which is followed by some sloppy play by England which gifts the ball right back to Netherlands. Please don't become a pattern. Please. Don't.
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54' Rashford tries to play in Trippier but his attempt to hack the Netherlands defence into two is overhit and another England attack bites the dust.
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53' The corner is headed into the 6 yard box for Sterling/Henderson. They both ended up tackling each other and handling the ball to throw that chance right out the window. Not the way the game is played, lads. COME ON!
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52' Rashford is brightening up and he goes for goal from outside the box but his shot is deflected out for a corner.
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51' Marcus Rashford is denied a penalty! Rashford is played through by Oxlade-Chamberlain and he uses his pace to get to the ball ahead of De Ligt and Zoet but De Ligt catches Rashford and the United man hits the deck. No penalty, says the ref. Come on. More calls for VAR, at least in my head, i.e.
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49' Depay with a dangerous corner kick which is headed back into his feet. He tries to whip in a cross but the ball rolls out for a goalkick. Interestingly, Netherlands put the ball in the back of the net following Depay's exploits but too bad the man from Lyon took the ball over the goalline before putting the cross in.
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48' So far it looks pretty much the same in the first half. But Memphis Depay is able to whip one in from the left flank. Dangerous seconds for the England defence but they deal with it and break on the counter with Sterling foraying into the attacking half as Danny Rose is afforded plenty of space and time to feed either Lingard or Rashford who both go to the near post. And Danny boy goes for the far post. Sigh.
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46' Chamberlain leathers one from outside the area but it is blocked out of danger by Dost and England struggle to create from thereon and the ball finally ends up with Zoet.
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45' No changes in personnel or systems for either team here.
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PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! Memphis Depay on kick off duty. Can this game spring to life in the second half? Let's find out.
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PEEEEEEEEEEP! It's halftime at the Amsterdam Arena. England have been the better side but they are yet to come up with the goods in that part of the pitch that actually matters and there have been no great chances for either side so far.
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47' England throw the ball away and Depay tries to motor into the final third and he lets one rip but its hit straight at Pickford.
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46' Rose's cross into the box is headed clear by Dost.
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3 minutes of added time. Really though? 
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43' Rashford looks to stretch Holland by embarking on a solo run but he gets crowded out in the final third and the men in orange survive that high-speed scare.
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42' Sterling finds Rashford on the left side as they break on the counter but the Dutch are quick to get back into their defensive zones and England are forced to go down a gear and eventually the attack comes to nothing.
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39' Memphis Depay whips one in and Pickford is caught in two minds and gets stuck on the edge of the 6 yard box, flat-footed. But Dost does not meet the ball well and it goes high above the crossbar.
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39' Netherlands have a corner as Danny Rose clears the ball out into the stands.
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38' It's low stakes, low tempo from Netherlands as they probe the final third to make something happen but it's just a series of overhit crosses just going all ping-pong on the football pitch here.
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36' Zoet comes crashing into Sterling but he just got there in time to clear the lovely through ball that Lingard played from his defensive half to find Sterling on one more of his enterprising runs. That was risky from Zoet but full marks to him for the doggedness.
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35' Tripper surges into the attacking half after winning the ball from the men in Orange and tries to pick out Rashford but he leaves the United man with a lot to do and the ball runs into the arms of Zoet.
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34' Chamberlain and Lingard combine to good effect around the area before the former releases Trippier on the right with an excellent diagonal ball but the youngster goes for the cross first time and it is hit straight at Zoet.