England drew 0-0 with Slovenia when Bukayo Saka had a goal denied because Phil Foden was offside before delivering the decisive pass

Facing Slovenia in the final match of Group C of EURO 2024, coach Gareth Southgate made only 1 adjustment in the starting lineup of the England team . Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher was arranged by the “Three Lions” captain to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold, pairing with Declan Rice.

The first half was a tight affair with both teams being cautious. England’s chances mainly came from Phil Foden’s runs down the left flank and crosses or crosses inside.

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One of those moves saw Bukayo Saka tap the ball into the Slovenian net from close range in the 20th minute. Unfortunately, the goal was disallowed because Foden was in an offside position when he received a pass from Jude Bellingham earlier.

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At the end of the first half, Kieran Trippier sent a tricky cross that flew just wide of the post, but neither Gallagher nor Kane could finish. The first 45 minutes ended goalless. Southgate took Gallagher off shortly after the break, giving Kobbie Mainoo a chance to come off the bench.

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In the 58th minute, Bellingham headed dangerously after a corner from the left, but was blocked by Benjamin Sesko right on the goal line. The ball bounced back and Saka’s bicycle kick attempt accidentally became a foul on his opponent.

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Southgate brought on Cole Palmer and Anthony Gordon, but England’s attacks were still stalled. Slovenia defended firmly and eventually maintained the score at 0-0 until the final whistle.

The goalless draw ensured both teams progressed to the round of 16. England advanced as Group C winners, while Slovenia secured a place among the four best third-placed teams.