Trent ‘deserves the credit he’s getting and the rest is noise’ – Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate will likely rotate his England squad when they take on North Macedonia in a Euro 2024 qualifier at Old Trafford tonight.

England romped to a 4-0 win against Malta on Friday to keep up their 100% winning run in qualifying. They sit top of Group C ahead of North Macedonia’s visit. The Three Lions can now claim a fourth successive win in Euro 2024 qualifying having already beaten Italy and Ukraine too.

Questions remain over Bukayo Saka’s fitness, after he left the field at half-time against Malta, and there are a number of squad players hoping to start this evening’s game.

Marcus Rashford is one, but he faces competition from Jack Grealish and James Maddison, while Gareth Southgate must decide whether to utilise Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield once again after his superb performance in Malta last time out.

Follow all the action as England take on North Macedonia at Old Trafford:


Full-time: England 7-0 North Macedonia

90 mins: There’s no added time and the full-time whistle goes with England making it four wins from four in Euro 2024 qualifying.

They’re top of C and take another giant step towards next year’s tournament. Bukayo Saka was the star with his first career hat-trick but there were goals for Harry Kane (2), Marcus Rashford and Kalvin Phillips too.

Mike Jones19 June 2023 21:38


England 7-0 North Macedonia

87 mins: Jack Grealish sends a corner ball short to Phil Foden who takes a touch and shoots from the edge of the box. He hits it well enough but curls the effort wide of the near post.

Will England get one more?

Mike Jones19 June 2023 21:34


England 7-0 North Macedonia

84 mins: With just six minutes of the match to go, North Macedonia are yet to have a shot. They’ve not created a single chance – either on or off target – which shows just how much England have dominated.

Mike Jones19 June 2023 21:33


England 7-0 North Macedonia

81 mins: Inside the final 10 minutes to play at Old Trafford. North Macedonia will be hoping to get off the pitch as soon as possible. Trent Alexander-Arnold has had another fine outing in midfield but there will be sterner tests to come for the Liverpool man.

Mike Jones19 June 2023 21:28


England 7-0 North Macedonia

78 mins: The fight has all gone out of North Macedonia as England’s substitutes look to impress and continue to hunt for goals.

Conor Gallagher and Jack Grealish have been particularly bright but Phil Foden utilising his wonderful touch on the right side.

Mike Jones19 June 2023 21:27


England 7-0 North Macedonia

75 mins: There’s a smile and a hug between Harry Kane and Callum Wilson as the England captain leaves the pitch. Wilson would have taken the penalty if he’d been on the pitch a minute earlier but as it was, Kane increased his record-breaking England tally.

Mike Jones19 June 2023 21:24


GOAL! England 7-0 North Macedonia (Kane, 73’)

73 mins: Harry Kane converts from the spot for his second goal of the night. North Macedonia have been hammered tonight.

Mike Jones19 June 2023 21:21


Penalty to England!

England 6-0 North Macedonia

72 mins: John Stones is pulled down in the box and Harry Kane has the chance to score again.

Mike Jones19 June 2023 21:19


England 6-0 North Macedonia

69 mins: Callum Wilson is ready to come on for England as well. He scored a penalty against Malta and should come on to replace Harry Kane for 20 minutes or so.

Mike Jones19 June 2023 21:16


GOAL! England 6-0 North Macedonia (Phillips, 64’)

64 mins: Kalvin Phillips makes it six! His first international goal comes from a Jack Grealish cross. He looks for Kane who nods one down to the vacant Phillips with the midfielder left with a tap in.

Mike Jones19 June 2023 21:11


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