In the ground – half time analysis

SunSport’s reporter Tom Barclay reports from Qatar:

WELL, the good news is we are currently going through as group winners.

USA may be 1-0 up against Iran and so joining England on five points, but goal difference will be enough to set up a game with Senegal thanks to the 6-2 battering of Iran.
But there are not many more positives to take from what has been a dull first 45.

Gareth Southgate’s men have struggled to create opportunities once again – even with Phil Foden in the team.

The nearest they came was when Harry Kane slipped in Marcus Rashford, but the Manchester United star’s shot was well saved by the on-rushing Danny Ward.

There have been half chances for Rashford and Foden, but Wales’ defence has been pretty comfortable.

Gareth Bale and his fellow Welsh attackers are offering next to nothing at the other end of the pitch.

But the longer it goes on with the game scoreless, their confidence will likely grow.

Foden and Jude Bellingham looked brighter towards the end of the half so here is hoping,  from an England perspective, they can conjure up a goal after the break.

This game badly needs one.

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