England Fans Celebrated What Marcus Rashford Did In The 66th Minute
England lost to Belgium on Thursday night. The first defeat of their World Cup campaign. But losing to Belgium hands Gareth Southgate's lads the perceived easier route to the final.
Robert Martinez and Southgate made wholesale changes. Drafting in players for their first games, while resting key men like Eden Hazard and Harry Kane, to name but a few.
Adnan Januzaj, who was making his first start for Belgium in this tournament, netted the only goal of the game in superb fashion.
Minutes after, in the 66th (!!) minute to be precise, Rashford had the chance to go level.
He was one-on-one with Thibaut Courtois but he fluffed his lines, failing to hit the back of the net.
CHANCE! Rashford races through on the Belgian goal but puts his effort wide of the mark! pic.twitter.com/mL87wkRHo1
- ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 28, 2018
Though England fans celebrated him not scoring as it handed the 1966 World Cup winners a more favourably run in.
Anybody else glad Rashford missed cos u wanna finish second ?
Feel mucky admitting it but it's r8
- Reverend&TheMakers (@Reverend_Makers) June 28, 2018
Sensational miss by Rashford. Keep it up lads lol #ENGBEL
- #FLEXREMIXOUTNOW (@LethalBizzle) June 28, 2018
Anyone else cheer when Rashford missed?
- ⚒:flag_black: Westy Hammerette:flag_black: ⚒ (@WestyHammerette) June 28, 2018
Clinical from Rashford that
- Andy Castell (@AJ3) June 28, 2018
I can only assume Marcus Rashford has been studying the fixture list closely.
- David Baddiel (@Baddiel) June 28, 2018
All three points eventually went to Belgium who now face Japan, before potentially facing Brazil in the quarter-finals not to mention playing either Uruguay, Portugal, Argentina or France in the semi-finals.
Tough run in.
Even though England lost, they have a easier route to the final by playing Colombia then Sweden or Switzerland in the quarters, then possibly Spain or Croatia in the semi-finals.
IT'S COMING HOME!!!