Czech Republic vs England live score and goal updates

Czech Republic vs England live score and goal updates


Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in 8CancelPlay now England continue their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign when they take on Czech Republic tonight  Gareth Southgate’s side travel to Prague top of Group A after a perfect start in their opening four games  The Three Lions thrashed the Czechs when the two sides met in the reverse fixture at Wembley back in March  Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick helped England to a thumping 5-0 win over their nearest challengers in the group  They lead their opponents by three points after four games, although the hosts have played one more   England XI: Pickford, Trippier, Rose, Rice, Keane, Maguire, Sterling, Henderson, Kane, Sancho, Mount   Czech Rep XI: Vaclik, Coufal, Celustka, Brabec, Boril, Soucek, Kral, Masopust, Darida, Jankto, Schick   TV and live stream: The match is being shown live on ITV1. It can be live streamed for those in the UK on the ITV Player website 19:01Southgate looking abroad18:55A note on the stadium Tonight’s game will be held in the very pleasant-looking Sinobo Stadium in Prague, home of SK Slavia Prague  It was opened in 2008 and has a 21,000 capacity and, perhaps most importantly to England fans isn’t too far out of the centre, so it should be fairly easy to continue the festivities after the match 18:47What should we expect from Czech Republic? Although the Czechs are no longer blessed with talent like Pavel Nedved, Tomas Rosicky and Jan Koller, they are no mugs  They lie second in Group A on nine points and would draw level with England with victory tonight, albeit having played a game more  Their biggest attacking threat is AS Roma’s Patrik Schick, currently on loan at RB Leipzig He has scored four goals so far in qualifying. However, after England’s 5-0 thumping at Wembley last year, Southgate’s boys are undoubtedly strong favourites to win and confirm qualification 18:36Czech Republic starting XI announced CZECH REP XI: Vaclik, Coufal, Celustka, Brabec, Boril, Soucek, Kral, Masopust, Darida, Jankto, Schick18:32Mason Mount fulfilling his potential It’s fair to say Portsmouth-born central midfielder Mason Mount has made quite the impression this season  Four goals in eight Premier League appearances for Chelsea is no mean feat for a man who had not played top-flight football before this season, but Mount was always destined for greatness, according to Gareth Southgate  “He’s a quality player, an intelligent footballer, presses well, has a real eye for goal, good quality So, nothing I’ve seen surprises me at all,” Southgate said. “We’ve had him marked as a player from the first time I saw him at St George’s Park Chelsea would be the same on that, I think.” READ MORE 18:25England starting XI headlines As expected, Mason Mount is involved in Gareth Southgate’s 11, and the whole line-up is pretty much what we predicted  The only bad news is Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson is left out of the squad altogether due to illness 18:21England starting XI announced ENGLAND XI: Pickford, Trippier, Rose, Rice, Keane, Maguire, Sterling, Henderson, Kane, Sancho, Mount 18:16Welcome! Gareth Southgate will give Mason Mount his first start tonight – and admitted he knew he would play for England from the moment he first saw him  Mount, 20, is set to face Czech Republic on Friday night as Southgate puts his trust in the in-form Chelsea midfielder and also plays in safe in defence  Southgate has decided to go with Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose as his two full backs who have more experience and are perhaps seen as more defensive minded than Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Chilwell  Michael Keane keeps his place in defence with Jadon Sancho also getting the nod over Marcus Rashford  But it is a big chance for Mount who was a substitute in last month’s qualifiers with Kosovo and Bulgaria and has shone again in the build-up to the Czech game  England expected XI: Pickford; Trippier, Keane, Maguire, Rose; Rice, Henderson, Mount; Sancho, Sterling; Kane

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