EURO 2020 analytics: England vs Croatia – watch our video
Is it coming home? It may be too soon to answer that question, but on a sweltering afternoon in London, England did put a long unwanted record right – they won their first game at a Euros for the first time ever. England’s opening game of EURO 2020 saw them face Croatia, the side that they lost to in such heartbreaking fashion in the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup, and this win would have helped provide a little bit of revenge for that unfortunate night. England were largely quite good, with all of Gareth Southgate’s big decisions being vindicated – Keiran Trippier was faultless at left-back, Kalvin Phillips was probably the man of the match in midfield, and it was his surge upfield that provided the assist for Raheem Sterling’s goal, another player who was a controversial selection. Croatia were quite limited, and did not really create too many promising chances, and thus this was a very good result for England, who will go into their game against Scotland in six days’ time with a lot of confidence. Watch our analytics report video to get all the key statistics and information from this EURO 2020 match.