As it happened: Dour England held to bore draw by USA | Football
England laboured to a goalless draw against USA as Gareth Southgate’s side took a step closer to qualification for the knockout stage.
The Three Lions failed to replicate the devastating attacking football that saw them score six times against Iran on Monday as they came up against obdurate opposition who restricted them to only brief sights at goal.
Indeed, it was Gregg Berhalter’s side who came closest to breaking the deadlock when Christian Pulisic’s shot rattled the crossbar in the first half.
Southgate threw on Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford in the second period but neither were able to find a way through leaving England needing to only avoild a four-goal defeat against Wales on Tuesday to reach the last 16.