As England are held to a 1-1 by Italy, our guest report comes from Isaiah at Wembley

To report on England’s game with Italy at Wembley, we invited youngsters from Football Beyond Borders, an education-based charity to experience the game. In TheFA.com’s hotseat on Tuesday was Isaiah, who gave us his take on the 1-1 draw.

Tuesday 27 Mar 2018
England celebrate Jamie Vardy's opening goal against Italy at Wembley
Get the Kit Home Kit Display Ad 300x250

Isaiah works on his report at Wembley
 

England had to take the draw at Wembley, after Italy scored a late goal to take a 1-1 draw which was probably a fair score in the end.

It had been 20 minutes into the match with no goals, but both England and Italy is playing good.

England 1-1 Italy
  • International Match
  • Tuesday 27 March 2018
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE
  • Live on ITV

But after 27 minutes, Jamie Vardy scored for England and the crowd went wild. Jesse Lingard provided the assist, very clever. Although personally, I think Italy could do better as they had lots of chances.

Italy had over five shots and none on target and the Italy fans look like they think they’re the home country who could do better, even though their country are losing at the moment.

England take the lead in for the half time of the game and when the second half started, both team had good chances…but the goalkeeper and the defenders made sure they did their jobs well for their home country.

In the second half, there’s been a couple of subs that have come on and been making great progress for the home side so far and Italy looks like they’re getting upset and just fouling the England players.

Jamie Vardy celebrates his goal against Italy

To be honest, I thought England was gonna lose but they have been 1-0 up so far, up to the 85 minute when…goal!

Italy scored a penalty, by Lorenzo Insigne from the spot after Federico Chiesa been fouled in the box.

Game over and it’s a draw, England 1 Italy 1. It’s been a good game with lots of chances for both countries and they played well.

I wish them good luck with their next game.

The England team line-up to face Italy at Wembley

Click here for the match stats page. 

England: 1 Jack Butland (Stoke City), 2 Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), 3 Ashley Young (Manchester United), 4 Kyle Walker (Manchester City) (c), 5 John Stones (Manchester City), 6 James Tarkowski (Burnley), 7 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), 8 Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) (c), 9 Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), 10 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), 11 Jesse Lingard (Manchester United).

Substitutes: 12 Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) for Trippier 60, 18 Adam Lallana (Liverpool) for Oxlade-Chamberlain 59, 21 Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) for Vardy 70, 19 Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth) for Lingard 71, 14 Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) for Stones 73

Substitutes not used: 13 Joe Hart (West Ham United, loan from Manchester City), 15 Harry Maguire (Leicester City), 16 Alfie Mawson (Swansea City), 17 Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), 20 Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), 22 Jordan Pickford (Everton), 23 Nick Pope (Burnley), 24 Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

Manager: Gareth Southgate

Goals: Jamie Vardy 26

Cautions: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 40, Ashley Young 82

Italy: 26 Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21 Davide Zappacosta, 15 Daniele Rugani, 19 Leonardo Bonucci (c ), 2 Mattia de Sciglio, 18 Marco Parolo, 14 Jorginho, 16 Lorenzo Pellegrini, 6 Antonio Candreva, 17 Ciro Immobile, 10 Lorenzo Insigne

Substitutes: 25 Federico Chiesa for Candreva 56, 9 Andrea Belotti for Immobile 65,

Substitutes not used: 1 Gianluigi Buffon, 27 Mattia Perin, 24 Alessando Florenzi, 4 Matteo Darmian, 3 Gian Marco Ferrari, 5 Angelo Ogbonna, 8 Marco Veratti, 20 Robert Gagliardini, 23 Bryan Cristante, 7 Giacomo Bonaventura, , , 22 Patrick Cutone, 12 Simone Verdi

Goals:
Lorenzo Insigne 87 pen

Head coach:
Luigi di Biagio

Captain Eric Dier battles for the ball


Attendance: 82598

By Isaiah Chestnut Grove School and Football Beyond Borders at Wembley Stadium connected by EE