Italy vs Turkey prediction: How will Euro 2020 fixture play out tonight?
As far as pre-tournament warm-ups go, two wins from two and only one major injury to report qualifies as a success, but Gareth Southgate will hope for a much greater fluency from his players this time next week, and greater unity in the stands as well. With that opening game of Euro 2020 against Croatia at Wembley on the horizon, England managed a narrow win over an ordinary Romania outfit at the Riverside Stadium, courtesy of Marcus Rashford’s second-half penalty.
This was as low-key as the win over Austria by the same scoreline at the same stadium, but marred by the same embarrassing jeers from England supporters for the pre-match taking of the knee. The fall-out from this game will be dominated by the crowd’s mixed - at best - reaction, and it appears as though it is a theme that will run throughout the summer, despite Southgate’s passionate and eloquent defence of the decision to continue with the anti-racism gesture.
The applause of some fans at the Riverside was long, loud and pronounced but then so was the booing …
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