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Live Reporting

Jonathan Jurejko

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  1. Goodbye!


    Happy then England fans? There certainly seems to be more positivity about the performance of Gareth Southgate's side than was predicted about an hour before kick-off.

    The countdown to Russia continues... next up is Italy at Wembley on Tuesday. See you then!

  2. 'Notable boos at full-time'

    Scotland 0-1 Costa Rica

    Martin Dowden

    BBC Sport Scotland

    There were notable boos at full time which suggest not many onlookers saw too much to get excited about tonight.

    Costa Rica were far too comfortable in the first half and although Scotland showed more intent thereafter, it wasn't entirely inspiring.

    Oli McBurnie, Scott McTominay and Scott McKenna have not done their chances much harm but for a first match in charge and talk of building excitement and belief, this side simply did not deliver.

    A better showing is required against Hungary.

    Andrew Roberston
  3. Elsewhere tonight

    England's win in Amsterdam wasn't the only story tonight. Scotland's misery against Costa Rica continues. The small Central American nation earned another 1-0 win in Alex McLeish's first game back in charge - replicating that famous win at the 1990 World Cup.

    Here's what else happened...

    Argentina 2-0 Italy

    Germany 1-1 Spain

    Russia 0-3 Brazil

    Turkey 1-0 Republic of Ireland

  4. We controlled the game - Southgate

    Netherlands 0-1 England

    Gareth Southgate

    England manager Gareth Southgate to ITV Sport: "It was a good test for us, we came away from home and controlled the game. We used the ball really well for 60-65 minutes, maybe more quality in final third was required but we were very solid. We had some good play up to that final ball."

    On his defensive system: "The back three were excellent and the goalkeeper too, the way they were able to play from the back, they played with real composure, and played with intelligence too.

    "Playing three at the back is partly system and partly personal, the defenders and goalkeeper are all capable of using the ball really well and we worked out the game tactically to keep the ball higher up. But there are more things we went to see in the Italy game and work on.

    On Jordan Pickford: "He played excellently. We saw all the attributes he has, he was tidy with his feet and good with decision-making."

    On matchwinner Jesse Lingard: "I'm delighted for Jesse, he's a player we've worked with for three or four years from the Under 21s and this year he is starting to finish the chances."

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    SMS Message: England have played well defensively tonight and I think that Southgate deserves credit for trying a new system. from Callum
  6. Post update

    Netherlands 0-1 England

    A rather-pleased Gareth Southgate has been down in the tunnel for his post-match interview... two things to note: the back three is here to stay, and he was effusive about keeper Jordan Pickford.

    Full quotes to follow...

  7. Post update

    Netherlands 0-1 England

    That's only England's second win against the Dutch in their past 13 meetings - the other being THAT Euro 96 triumph.

    And the other notable stat is England earned their first friendly win under Gareth Southgate after drawing three and losing two of their previous five.

    It means they avoided a sixth straight friendly without victory for the first time since 1988.

  8. 'Building for the future takes time'

    Netherlands 0-1 England

    Danny Mills

    Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

    There's a lot of potential in this side. Looking back, everyone laughed when Greg Dyke said we were working towards 2022.

    But there is a lot of young talent in this team who are growing and this World Cup will give them great experience for future tournaments.

    Building for the future takes time, we can't expect results overnight. Germany and Spain took a long time to grow.

  9. 'A positive performance'

    Netherlands 0-1 England

    Jordan Henderson

    England captain Jordan Henderson on ITV: "We dominated with the ball, possibly could have created more but it was a positive performance. When we moved the ball well we created some chances. I knew Jesse would score when the ball came to him. The three at the back, we look solid with that shape and it gives licence for us to pick up positions in midfield."

    Matchwinner Jesse Lingard: "It's up there, it's an honour to represent my country and to score is a massive bonus. The ball took its time to get to me, I had to concentrate and I gave the keeper the eyes.

    "When you work hard, you get rewards so I will keep doing that."

  10. Confidence-boosting

    Netherlands 0-1 England

    Danny Mills

    Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

    If England play like that in the first couple of matches at the World Cup, it will give them confidence.

    It's a very young team, it's an inexperienced team. In the past, we've had lots of false positives, games where you're looking at your watch all the time.

    It wasn't like that this evening.

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    Ben Clarkson: Lingard, Kane and Sterling to start up top for me at the WC. As good as Rashford can be, I think he'll work best as an impact sub to run a tired defence ragged after 70-ish minutes

    Press Office Peter: In a poor week for English rugby union and cricket, who'd have the FOOTBALLERS would dig us out of a hole?! Brilliant win in the Netherlands! Great goal by Lingard, too.

    Trevor Priestman: For the first time in a while we have played with confidence throughout the whole team. Pickford was assured on the ball. Yes only a friendly but a great win and a performance to build on. Well done lads.

  12. Post update

    Netherlands 0-1 England

    Pick the bones out of that then England fans?

    Jordan Henderson answered a few critics, I'd suggest.

    Jordan Pickford, although not stretched too often, did enough to suggest he should hang on to the number one shirt.

    And match-winner Jesse Lingard did his hopes of forcing his way into the starting XI no harm.

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    Jordan Pickford
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    James Ballantyne: Well done England. Especially all the young players. Very well done Rashford & Lingard

    Josh Earl: Lots of positives tonight from England, good performance overall

  14. 'They had a plan'

    Netherlands 0-1 England

    Danny Mills

    Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

    I think it was a positive performance from England. A sharp first half, I thought Raheem Sterling was very good.

    It was a much better all-round performance. You could see what England were trying to do, they had a plan.

    I was encouraged, it was the best I've seen England in a long, long time.


    Scotland 0-1 Costa Rica

    A disappointing night for the Scots.

    Follow the reaction here.


    Netherlands 0-1 England

    Gareth Southgate

    Job done! An encouraging, if not spectacular, win for Gareth Southgate's side thanks to Jesse Lingard's second-half winner.

    The Dutch showed us exactly why they haven't qualified for this summer's World Cup finals in Russia.

  17. Post update

    Netherlands 0-1 England

    Almost there England. Don't do anything daft...

  18. Post update

    Netherlands 0-1 England

    Wout Weghorst is throwing himself about up top, trying to get on the end of a diagonal ball into the England box.