England players rip into each other during heated half-time inquest against Switzerland

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After an exciting summer of World Cup action and a creditable narrow defeat to Spain in their opening UEFA Nations League game over the weekend, "dull worldwide friendly" service resumed for Gareth Southgate's England as they took on Switzerland at the King Power Stadium.

His biggest moment in an England shirt came at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, when he scored the second goal in the Three Lions' quarter-final win over Sweden.

While both sides will feel they could've been ahead at the break, it was Switzerland's Yann Sommer who was the busier of the two goalkeepers.

England got the new season back on track with their first win of the campaign.

Gareth Southgate has said that England have only produced one World Class midfielder in the last half-a-century - Paul Gascoigne.

"So numerous lads were playing their first 45 minutes of the season", said the England manager.

Operating in support of Danny Welbeck at the sharp end of a 3-5-2 system, Rashford was England's liveliest player throughout, and looked their most likely source of a goal even before he netted for the fifth time in worldwide football.

"We gave them a bit too much respect with the ball". [Xherdan] Shaqiri was also dropping off the front into areas that were a problem and they were overloading in midfield.

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"Everyone voiced their opinion and I think we did a lot better in the second half".

'The gaffer had stern words with us and second half was much better'.

"It was quite calm by the time I got in there".

"We expect and encourage it because they're intelligent footballers and it's important they have a view".

"But this is one of those occasions where what we want to look at with our squad ties in with doing the right thing with the players for our long-term benefit". Today, they were harsh on themselves.

The victory ended a run of three successive defeats before next month's Nations League ties in Croatia and Spain.

"We could see how good a side Spain were at the weekend", he said.

'It was going to be tough mentally to switch back from the World Cup to these games, physically for all the players, and with two tough games to play.

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