England 2-1 Belgium LIVE! Nations League football as it happened - latest news and match reaction from Wembley

Simon Collings, Malik Ouzia
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Pool via REUTERS
Pool via REUTERS

England returned to Uefa Nations League action with a promising 2-1 Wembley victory over Belgium on Sunday.

The Group 2 rivals went into the break level at 1-1 after Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scored a penalty apiece. Eric Dier's clumsy sliding challenge brought down Lukaku in the box and the Inter Milan striker sent Pickford the wrong way with a thumping effort from the resulting spot-kick 16 minutes into the match.

England attempted to rally before half-time and referee Tobias Stieler pointed to the spot in the 38th minute: Thomas Meunier hauled down Jordan Henderson, and Rashford fired in the penalty.

A deflected Mason Mount effort then put the Three Lions 2-1 ahead 19 minutes after the restart to set up a tense finale - and England held on to leapfrog Belgium into first place in the group.

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Team news

England: Pickford, Walker, Dier, Maguire, Alexander-Arnold (James 79), Jordan Henderson (Phillips 66), Rice, Trippier, Mount (Sancho 89), Rashford, Calvert-Lewin (Kane 66)

Subs not used: Grealish, Mings, Dean Henderson, Ings, Coady, Maitland-Niles, Pope,Ward-Prowse.

Booked: Rice

Goals: Rashford 39 pen, Mount 64

Belgium: Mignolet, Alderweireld, Boyata, Denayer, Meunier, Witsel, Tielemans, Castagne, De Bruyne (Verschaeren 73), Carrasco (Doku 83), Lukaku

Subs not used: Kayembe, Batshuayi, Vanaken, Mechele, Dendoncker, Origi, Benteke, Roef, Trossard, Kaminski.

Booked: Meunier

Goals: Lukaku 16 pen