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England’s four-year Wembley record ends as Brazilian starlet creates history

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England’s four-year Wembley record ends as Brazilian starlet creates history

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England have lost their first game at Wembley since 2020 courtesy of Endrick’s first ever goal for Brazil.

With the end of the season fast approaching, the Three Lions have been continuing their preparations for Euro 2024 this summer.

Endrick's goal proved to be enough to make England fall to defeat

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Endrick’s goal proved to be enough to make England fall to defeatCredit: Getty

A friendly at home to Brazil offered them the chance to test themselves against some of the best talent football has to offer.

However, England demonstrated little quality at the Home of Football and were made to pay for their poor efforts in attack.

Endrick, who is joining Real Madrid this summer, came off the bench in the 71st minute and it didn’t take the 17-year-old long to break the deadlock.

Vinicius Jr’s initial effort after a long ball over the top was saved by Jordan Pickford, but his teammate was on hand to tap in from close-range in the 80th minute.

The goal was Endrick’s first for his country, coming in just his third international appearance for the senior side.

Aged 17 years, 8 months and 2 days, he has become the youngest goal scorer for Brazil since 1994 when Ronaldo netted against Iceland at the age of 17 years, 7 months and 12 days.

And Endrick has also become the youngest player to ever score for a club or country at Wembley.

His strike was also enough for England to lose at Wembley for the first time since a 1-0 defeat against Denmark in October 2020.

Brazil took their chance when it mattered

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Brazil took their chance when it matteredCredit: Getty
Southgate watched his England side struggle to create chances

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Southgate watched his England side struggle to create chancesCredit: AFP
England were second best against the five-time World Cup winners

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England were second best against the five-time World Cup winnersCredit: Getty

Excluding penalty shootouts, they were unbeaten in 20 consecutive matches at Wembley since that game, with a four-year record now over.

Gareth Southgate opted to name a strong starting XI, with Newcastle star Anthony Gordon making his senior debut, while Ezri Konsa and Kobbie Mainoo came off the bench for their first outing.

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Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka were notable admissions from the side and it’s clear attacking threat lacked without their presence.

Ollie Watkins had an excellent chance to poke the hosts ahead during the first half, but he could only see his effort rise over the bar.

England were given a huge let off on the stroke of half-time as Raphinha could only send his shot wide after Harry Maguire‘s error.

The second half did little to offer any signs of improvement, with Endrick’s goal proving to be the difference on the night.

Southgate’s side have one final match left to play in the international break with the Three Lions hoping to return to winning ways when they face Belgium on Tuesday night, live on talkSPORT.

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