International friendly from Wembley Stadium, London

Full-time: England 1-2 Netherlands

  • Hosts slip to their first home defeat since 2013 as optimism takes a slight hit following an impressive win over world champions Germany in Berlin last weekend
  • Jamie Vardy finished an excellent move to give Roy Hodgson's side the lead after an otherwise dour first-half performance
  • The Netherlands, who have not qualified for Euro 2016, equalised from the penalty spot through Vincent Janssen after Danny Rose was adjudged to have handled Luciano Narsingh's cross
  • Narsingh later notched the winner 13 minutes from time despite Janssen appearing to foul Phil Jagielka during the build-up
Luciano Narsingh
Luciano Narsingh notched a controversial winner at Wembley after Vincent Janssen had appeared to foul Phil Jagielka Getty

That is it for this particular live blog, but you can read IBTimes UK sports editor Nick Howson's match report here. Stay with us for further reaction from Wembley and more on the breaking news that Aston Villa have parted company with manager Remi Garde after just five months in charge.



The players and managers prematurely begin to shake hands after a whistle from the referee, but the match continues and Barkley's final cross is cleared by Bruma. Now it really is over.


A very late and surely final substitution from the Netherlands with just a minute left to play. Southampton midfielder Clasie comes on in place of goal-scorer Janssen.


Drinkwater is named by the sponsors as man of the match on his England debut. Three minutes of added time signalled for the hosts to find an equaliser.


Kane rarely needs a second invitation to shoot. After receiving possession from Jagielka, he easily cuts inside Blind before dragging a left-footed shot into the side netting.

Drinkwater's international debut comes to an end six minutes from time as the Leicester man is replaced by Dier.


Alli will now take the field. Milner is off and Jagielka takes over as captain. Blind has made a change at left-back, with Sunderland's Van Aanholt on for Willems.


Hodgson was preparing to send on Alli before that goal, but the Tottenham midfielder has now momentarily returned to his seat.


Furious protestations from England after Bazoer's low pass is collected by Janssen, who barges Jagielka out of the way before passing across the face of goal for substitute Narsingh to powerfully sidefoot into the back of the net.

The hosts are adamant that was a foul, but referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz is utterly unconvinced and the Netherlands lead for the first time with less than 15 minutes left to play.

Luciano Narsingh


Goal: England 1-2 Netherlands (Luciano Narsingh)


A smart pass from Kane finds Milner, whose cross towards the back post is cut out by a sliding Bazoer. Walker then beats Willems and hangs a ball towards Barkley that Zoet confidently punches clear.


Two more changes from England, with Hodgson sending on Phil Jagielka and Kane in place of Smalling and Lallana. 20 minutes plus stoppage time remaining.


Walcott, understandably eager to make an impression with his place in the squad widely considered to be under threat, speeds down the right channel before flashing a shot just over.


Vardy forces Zoet into a diving save with a fierce strike from distance. Stones then plays in Walcott with a defence-splitting pass but his shot is deflected behind by Blind.


IBTimes UK sport editor Nick Howson at Wembley:

Roy Hodgson may have been able to overlook a bit of rustiness after the performance in Berlin, but he will be less forgiving of how standards have slipped tonight. Netherlands level from almost their only attack as Vincent Janssen thrashes home a penalty - an opportunity created by John Stones slipping in possession. It has not been the best of evenings for the Everton man.


The first yellow card of the evening is awarded to Bruma for a robust challenge on Vardy. Hodgson then utilises his bench with Walcott and Nathaniel Clyne replacing Sturridge and Rose.



England have started the second half in good spirits, but they concede an equaliser after Rose, who should have been whistled for a spot-kick in the first half after clearly bringing down Veltman, jumps in the box to block Narsingh's cross and is penalised for handball.

AZ striker Janssen, winning just his second senior cap tonight, steps up to send Forster the wrong way with a cool effort into the top corner. He had been denied by the goalkeeper just moments before following a costly slip from Stones.

Vincent Janssen


Goal: England 1-1 Netherlands (Vincent Janssen)


Powerful running from Barkley, who charges through the centre of the pitch before ignoring the shouts from Sturridge and instead picking out Lallana.

The Liverpool midfielder then curls an effort over the crossbar.


An England throw-in causes trouble for the Netherlands backline. Sturridge is able to drift beyond Blind before a low shot hits the side netting.


The second half is up and running at Wembley. No further changes.


To bring you up to date with selected events from elsewhere, the Republic of Ireland are currently drawing 2-2 with Slovakia. Former Chelsea winger Miroslav Stoch gave England's Euro 2016 Group B rivals the lead in Dublin before Shane Long equalised from the penalty spot.

James McClean also netted from 12 yards soon after, although the scores are currently level in the early stages of the second half after Reading's Paul McShane deflected a Peter Pekarík cross beyond Darren Randolph.

Scotland are beating Denmark 1-0 after Matt Ritchie capitalised on Daniel Agger's early error, while Germany lead Italy 3-0 thanks to Toni Kroos, Mario Gotze and Jonas Hector. In Leiria, Luis Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo have both notched for Portugal against Belgium.

Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante has scored for France along with André-Pierre Gignac. They are easing past Romania 2-0.


IBTimes UK sport editor Nick Howson at Wembley:

After providing a 40-minute dose of realism, England produce one move which cuts Netherlands apart and gets the dreamers dreaming once again. Jamie Vardy's fairytale continues and undoubtedly Twitter will soon be awash of stories of scoring against Fareham Town reserves on a cold Thursday night five years ago. Nevertheless, it was a fine move from England which has capped a dreadful half of football. Very much after the Lord Mayor's show this one.



England 1-0 Netherlands