England 2-0 Costa Rica

World Cup 2018 England friendly

But Elland Road was lit up on 13 minutes when Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford got the ball just outside the box and unleashed a wicked strike that moved in the air as it sailed past Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas and nestled in the back of the net.

Goals from Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck earned Gareth Southgate's side a comfortable win over the 2014 quarter-finalists, with several players making their claims for a starting spot in Russian Federation.

As a result of a 3-3-2-2 formation England appeared to be playing, akin to a Toulon Tournament throwback Southgate could line up with at the World Cup, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek pushing high alongside Rashford and Jamie Vardy, and the Chelsea man - who flourished at Crystal Palace last season - may have given Southgate something to think about.

A sold out Elland Road was treated to its first England global since 2002 - and boy did the locals enjoy it. It isn't about scoring, it is about other people scoring and for me, it is about protecting a lot more.

We hear from the England manager as well as Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold who reflects on his debut.

England face their World Cup Group G opener against Tunisia in Volgograd a week on Monday.

Captain Harry Kane is expected to start up front and to be flanked by two of Raheem Sterling, Lingard, Alli or Rashford.

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Danny Welbeck was also on target as England extended their unbeaten run to 10 games, stretching back almost a year.

With around 20 minutes of the game still to play, Costa Rica brought the 20-year-old defender on as a substitute.

The friendly was played just 11 days before the Three Lions' opening World Cup match in Russian Federation against Tunisia.

Arsenal striker Welbeck made it 2-0 to England with 15 minutes remaining in the game as he got on the end of Alli's cross to send a diving header past Navas.

And in goal, Navas, a Champions League victor just 12 days ago, was beaten by a Rashford shot he really should have done better with.

Costa Rica face tournament favorites Brazil as well as Serbia and Switzerland in Group E, and will need to show far more ambition once they get to Russian Federation if they are to replicate their heroics of four years ago.

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