Sets up do-or-die clash with Iran…

No rest for the timid. The hope that England could qualify for the round of 16, win the group with a game to spare, and allow players a breather before the knock-out round commenced, evaporated north of Doha with a performance as tame and lame as Monday’s win over Iran was boldly impressive.Here, England reverted to this year’s type. They were slow, cautious and made to look ordinary by a United States team that was bright and energised but, again, failed to win.Gregg Berhalter’s players had the best chances and the best of the game but have scored just once in two matches and will go out if they fail to beat Iran next week. United States largely outplayed England in their World Cup clash as Harry Kane looks on after missing a late chance to score Furious England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford barks orders at his defence on a frustrating night for the Three Lions in Qatar With England lacking creativity, there was surprise that Manchester City star Phil Foden (centre) was not called upon England were poor but know they just have to avoid a bad defeat by Wales in their final group game to progress England remain in charge of the group but …

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