By Alan Duffy
England 0-2 Chile – International Friendly – 15th November 2013
A brace from Barcelona wideman Alexis Sanchez secured a deserved 2-0 win for visiutors Chile at Wembley on Friday night. England, starting with Saints’ new-boys Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez struggled to match La Roja’s impressive mix of high quality technique and defensive nous as the South Americans looked untrobuled for mo of the game.
Sanchez’s first goal came on seven minutes when he got ahead of Leighton Baines to head home a Eugenio Mena’s centre while he added a cool chip late on after poor play from Gary Cahill.
To be fair, games like this mean very little, despite what newspapers will undoubtedly say on Saturday morning, and a defeat like this against a clever, high-quality side will be far more educational for Roy Hodgson and co. than a stroll in the park against a weaker nation.