England players rip into each other during heated half-time inquest against Switzerland

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There was a marked improvement in the second period, with Rashford on hand to halt a run of three consecutive defeats for the FIFA World Cup semi-finalists.

After being pegged back, Switzerland struggled to reimburse the first half dominance that almost saw them surge ahead.

Rose was up and down the flank the whole game, with a number of neat interchanges with Harry Maguire leading to chances for the Three Lions.

It was his second goal in two games for the England team.

"It was a tall order to ask them to play against an excellent Switzerland side, they kept the ball well and we had to chase too much". Following Luke Shaw's similarly encouraging showing against Spain and with Walker, Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold as options on the other side, wing-back is one position where Southgate does not lack for elite talent.

Seeking to match England's shape, Petkovic set Switzerland out in a new 3-5-1-1 system, with Shaqiri playing as a central playmaker - as he had against Iceland, although in a 4-2-3-1 formation - behind lone striker Mario Gavranovic.

"We could have been two or three-nil down at half-time", admitted Rose, who was man-of-the-match.

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"It's great we can all shout at each other and tell each other to improve like we did", he said.

But England were lucky to not be trailing by the break after a lacklustre opening 45 minutes, while Xherdan Shaqiri hit the post for Switzerland early on after the hosts gave the ball away cheaply on the edge of their area.

Southgate has lamented England's failure to produce midfielders of the calibre that Croatia and Spain possess.

Rashford's strike put some gloss on what was a less-than-convincing performance by the World Cup semifinalists, which was typified by the jitters of goalkeeper Jack Butland.

England have ended a three-match losing streak by beating Switzerland 1-0 in an global friendly at Leicester City's King Power Stadium this evening.

Renowned for his defensive steel, John Stones was quickly into the thick of things, preventing Shaqiri from finding the net from close range.

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