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England experiences a sobering reality check as they have been dominated for long periods by a young United States in a tense 0-0 draw in their second World Cup Group B game on Friday.
A 6-2 thrashing against Iran on Monday sent fans’ hopes soaring, but Gareth Southgate’s side were lucky not to suffer a repeat of their 1950 World Cup calamity against the Americans.
England captain Harry Kane was limited to half chances while England’s closest to scoring was a Mason Mount effort on the stroke of half time.
The momentum went both ways in the second half, but the better chance was a direct shot from England’s Marcus Rashford in the 87th minute which Matt Turner easily stopped.
Then, in the third minute of added time, Kane headed a free kick but put the ball to the left of the goal.
It was the first shutout for the United States against a European opponent in the World Cup since winning 1-0 against England in Brazil in 1950.
While the result and performance were disappointing, England lead the group with four points and remain in the box to reach the last 16.