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England vs Kosovo: Watch as Three Lions go 1-0 down after 35 SECONDS thanks to defensive howler


England went 1-0 down to Kosovo after just 35 seconds of their Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday night.

Gareth Southgate’s side were coming off the back of a convincing 4-0 win over Bulgaria at Wembley on Saturday and made big favourites against the second-placed side in Group A.


However, the visitors did not read this script and took the lead within the opening minute.

As England passed the ball back not long after kick-off, Valon Berisha pressured Ross Barkley and then Michael Keane, causing him to misplace a pass which landed straight at the feet of Vedat Muriqi.

Muriqi was then one-on-one with Jordan Pickford, but opted to pass back to Berisha who had a better angle on the goalkeeper and finished with aplomb.

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Pickford couldn’t keep Berisha’s shot out

Prior to the match, Kosovo manager Bernard Challandes went on a screaming rant at his press conference.

He promised a ‘crazy game’ with aggressive ‘crazy pressing’, and his team delivered instantly.

The Three Lions responded well though, with Keane assisting for Raheem Sterling to equalise from a corner on eight minutes.

Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho (x2) and an own goal made it 5-1 just before half-time – a big relief for Southgate’s side.

The Kosovo players celebrated wildly

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The Kosovo players celebrated wildly



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