England relegated from Nations League after loss against Italy

Giacomo Raspadori scored to win the match for Italy

By Web Desk
September 24, 2022
— UEFA Nations League Twitter

MILAN: England have been relegated from the UEFA Nations League after loss their embarrassing loss to Italy in the group stage.

The San Siro game finally came to life after the break thanks to a fantastic goal from Giacomo Raspadori in the 68th minute. England's losing record has now reached five games, which is their worst since June 2014.

In place of the injured Jordan Pickford, Raspadori displayed quick control and a vicious right-foot finish that gave Nick Pope no chance.

Despite his problems at Manchester United, manager Gareth Southgate stuck with Harry Maguire. The defender had one nervous early moment when West Ham United attacker Gianluca Scammaca beat him in the air at the far post, but Pope and the woodwork stopped his header.

Gianluigi Donnarumma of Italy made a superb double save to deny England's Harry Kane, but the host team also had opportunities in the frantic finish.