On Monday afternoon, England defeated Iran with ease in a vital World Cup match. The team put on a fantastic performance, and the manager would be happy with the outcome.
Bellingham’s exquisite close-range header gave England the lead in the 35th minute. After receiving a superb headed pass from Maguire, Saka doubled England’s advantage with a terrific volley.
Before the first half ended, Sterling scored with a beautiful close-range half-volley to make things even better for England.
In the first moments of the second half, Saka finished off his hat trick, giving England complete command. A few minutes later, Taremi cut the deficit in half with an instinctive shot in response to some shoddy defending by Declan Rice and Maguire.
However, in the game’s dying moments, Grealish and Rashford scored goals for themselves to secure a comfortable victory for the Three Lions.
It is quite easy to praise England for their impressive display in today’s game. Nevertheless, we can’t possibly overlook the average performance of Raheem Sterling in the game.
Though, the talented attacker did manage to score a goal in the game but his overall performance was nothing above average.
Sterling’s display shows he doesn’t deserve a place in the starting lineup because he offered nothing special to the team. The attacker managed just one shot, created no chance, lost the ball three times, and completed just one key pass all through his time on the pitch.