Even the most pointless of football matches can have some meaning

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Tuesday 07 September 2021 00:00
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<p>Bukayo Saka heads home England’s fourth goal at Wembley on Sunday </p>

Bukayo Saka heads home England’s fourth goal at Wembley on Sunday

It is often difficult to find a point in certain England football matches.

Not the all-or-nothing tournament games against the likes of Germany or Italy, of course, or indeed important qualifying ties like the one in Budapest last week or the upcoming tilt against Poland on Wednesday.

It is the other category of games that often rankle, however. The match against the minnow.

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