Saka penalised for a foul on Karimi. A revenge foul, I'd say. A yellow for Jahanbakhsh; Iran are making things uncomfortable for England, mainly by kicking them really hard. Iran are seeing slightly more of the ball in the last few minutes and are putting England under more sustained pressure off it. England won't mind, as gaps will form if Iran jump to press. Dangerous free-kick for Iran on the left wing cleared. The cross went all the way over everyone's head, twice - one from the left and then one from the right.
Ouch. Shocking challenge from behind on Kane. Pouraliganji, it was. Dangerous free kick for England but Kane is still down holding his ankle. Callum Wilson warming up. Carlos Queiroz obviously gave his side a good talking to at the break. They've come flying out of the blocks and are pressing extremely high. Here we go! Saka kicks us off for the second half. The players are back on the pitch for the second half Harry Maguire's statsThis is the same guy that gets ridiculed at Manchester United, yeah? Aaaaand there we go! First half done! HT: England 3-0 IranEngland looked superb there.
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A succession of corners for England come to nothing, but the pressure is still on for Iran. Sterling and Kane link up well in the middle of the pitch but Iran get back well to block the shot. Iran definitely look livelier, if not any better. They're trying to attack when they get the chance and their press is leading to more loose balls than in the first half. Trippier to take... into the wall. Kane is back on.
Bellingham wraps himself in his cloak of invisibility before popping up in the middle of the box and directing a header into the far corner. It was a great cross from Luke Shaw, and the header gets better every time. MAGUIRE OFF THE BARTrippier's corner makes contact with Maguire and he rifles a header off the crossbar. Bit of pinball in the box, now. England seem to have cranked things up a gear. They've got a corner...
CHANCE. MOUNT. A slow build up flicks into crazy mode as Trippier slips in Saka whose cross finds Mount, but his shot hits the side netting, A half chance for Saka as he receives the ball on the edge of the box and swings a tame shot to Hosseini. He'll need a lot more venom to get on the scoresheet.
Into the last minute... England still looking for goals. Shaw attempts to find Wilson with a clipped ball behind Iran's defence, but the goalkeeper does well to read it. His delivery has been excellent today. Iran have one of those counter attacks that aren't really counter attacks. Trippier cuts it out and England go again. Rashford has been fantastic since coming on, he's had the confidence to try to break the lines and take people on. A constant threat. Into the last ten minutes now and England have started to slow things down a touch: they're keeping a lot of deep possession.
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England 6 vs 2 Iran summary: goals, stats and highlights | 2022 Qatar World CupUpdate: November 21st, 2022 11:06 ESTEngland - Iran: as it happnenedAaaaaaaaaand that all! FT: England 6-2 IranEngland never looked troubled today against Iran. They created from the first minute to the last and had such variety when doing so. Harry Maguire was a constant threat from set pieces from Shaw and Trippier and looked like he was back to the version that the country fell in love with. As for the forwards, they were electric. Saka tried constantly to get in behind and managed two great goals, as did Rashford when he came on, finishing with fantastic technique.
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Oh, the ref has been called to VAR... checking for a possible penalty on a shirt pull. A dangerous free kick on the right for Iran but Pickford flies out to punch it away. Off the bar from Azmoun! Pickford just got a slight touch from the one-on-one. England have finally calmed down. I think they'll just see this out now. Ha, even I don't believe that. Iran cross into the box, England counter (copy and paste). Another dangerous attack but the ball for Wilson is too heavy. What a variety of goals we've seen today: England have broken down the defensive block with passes, dribbling, long shots, set pieces - the lot.
Iran's GK changeOFF: BeiranvandON: Hosseini We're back underway. More possession for England. Beiranvand off on a stretcher. Such a shame for him. England doing rondos while we wait. It looks like he's able to continue... Nope. He's doing the universal spinning-hands substitute gesture. Change incoming. Iranian goalkeeper down injured. He appears to have taken a heavy knock to the head during that save. He's back on his feet, but it looks like Hosseini is about to come on for him.
Taremi gets behind Dier after a nice pass into the channel, but his shot is wide. England are absolutely cruising and yet they are still pressing like crazy. This is relentless. Iran will be delighted to get off the pitch and into the bath at full time. GOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLL RASHFORD!! A lovely left foot finish under the goalkeeper with his first moment on the ball. He receives the ball, takes a touch, bang. 5-1. England changesOFF: Sterling, Mount SakaON: Rashford, Grealish, Foden Quite rightly, Eric Dier allowed to come on. Pickford (obviously) is straight over to the ref.
England are constantly looking out wide to get in behind the defensive unit. England had been threatening, and probably deserve to be ahead. Iran haven't had a sniff as of yet. They're content with keeping relaxed possession but more than ready to pounce, like, well, lions. GOOOOAAAALLLLLL ENGLAND!! BELLINGHAM 1-0!! Man of the moment Jude Bellingham makes a beautiful run as the ball comes in from the left.
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The confidence will be running wild through this England side and it is just what they need for tough games coming up against USA and Wales. Is it... coming home? OK, everyone, that's all from me today! I'm off for a late lunch, thanks to all that added time. I hope you enjoyed the coverage of a pretty wild England team, let's hope they're like that every game! It's football unlimited this month. In case you weren't aware, Senegal vs Netherlands on now and AS USA is back for more this evening with live coverage of USA vs Wales! Sofascores keeps it comingHe's not in bad company, is Jude.
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