Late errors cost England in Nations League semi-final
Two extra-time errors gifted Netherlands victory as England were beaten 3-1 in the Nations League semi-final on Thursday in Guimaraes.At 1-1 in the extra period, last-man John Stones dwelled on the ball, allowing Memphis Depay through to force a save from Jordan Pickford, but Quincy Promes pounced to prompt an own goal from Kyle Walker (97), before Ross Barkley's mistake allowed Promes to make sure of a final spot (114).
In a game reminiscent of England's World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia 11 months ago, Gareth Southgate's side had been ahead in the first half as Matthijs de Ligt's error forced him to bring down Marcus Rashford, who converted the penalty himself (32) for his seventh international goal.
But De Ligt atoned for his error to bring the Dutch level with 17 minutes remaining, rising superbly to head home Memphis Depay's corner, not long after Jadon Sancho should have doubled England's lead with an unmarked header.
England thought they'd won it late on only for Jesse Lingard's effort to be ruled out for a marginal offside by VAR (82), before the two late mistakes handed Netherlands the win on a plate.
Netherlands will now play Portugal in Sunday's final in Porto, while England face Switzerland in the third-place play-off on the same day.
source : sky sports