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England vs Belgium LIVE: Result and final score as Jude Bellingham goal rescues draw at Wembley

England 2-2 Belgium: Bellingham’s 95th-minute equaliser salvaged a draw after Youri Tielemans punished two defensive mistakes

Jamie Braidwood,Will Castle
Wednesday 27 March 2024 01:00 GMT
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A late Jude Bellingham goal rescued England from a second consecutive defeat at Wembley as Gareth Southgate’s side salvaged a 2-2 draw against Belgium.

The Three Lions had trailed to a Youri Tielemans brace after Belgium punished two defensive mistakes in the first half - but Bellingham found an equaliser with the last kick of the game after England dominated the second half.

Aston Villa midfielder Tielemans scored twice before half-time, first punishing goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s woeful clearance, before Romelu Lukaku’s perfect cross set up his second after Lewis Dunk’s slip.

Ivan Toney scored his first England goal from the penalty spot to equalise in the first half, but Bellingham saw two chances go begging while Phil Foden also narrowly shot wide.

And Bellingham’s perseverance was rewarded as the Real Madrid midfielder fired a 95th-minute equaliser. Follow live updates from England vs Belgium in tonight’s live blog, while you can get the latest odds and tips on the match, here:

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HALF TIME: England 1-2 Belgium

England find themselves a goal down at the break - and they only have themselves to blame.

Ivan Toney’s penalty was sandwiched either side of two Youri Tielemans goals, with both of Belgium’s strikes coming as a result of lackadaisical defensive errors from Gareth Southgate’s side.

However, beyond the moments of madness, it’s been a pretty encouraging performance from England. Jarred Bowen and Kobbie Mainoo have been among those to shine at Wembley in a wild first half.

The boys have just 45 more minutes to prove why they should be on the plane bound for Germany come the summer. Second-half to come.

Will Castle26 March 2024 20:39
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England 1-2 Belgium

45+2 mins: CLOSE! Jarred Bowen is once again at the focus point of play as he manages to find Jude Bellingham in the area, but Bellingham isn’t able to produce the power to truly test Matz Sels as he fires towards goal.

Will Castle26 March 2024 20:33
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England 1-2 Belgium

45 mins: Three minutes to be added on.

Will Castle26 March 2024 20:31
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England player ratings as Jordan Pickford and Lewis Dunk errors prove costly against Belgium

Jude Bellingham scored in the dying seconds at Wembley to salvage a 2-2 draw a against Belgium, denying the visitors a first ever win in England.

The Three Lions dominated for much of the game but found themselves behind at the break, with Ivan Toney’s equalising penalty sandwiched in between two preventable Youri Tielemans goals.

Phil Foden, Ivan Toney and Kobbie Mainoo all had openings to level terms after the interval, but it would be in the fifth minute of four added on that England found parity, with Bellingham slotting home after brilliant work from Ollie Watkins and James Maddison kept the ball alive.

It spares Gareth Southgate’s blushes of suffering back-to-back home defeats, with the England boss now turning full focus to his squad selection for Euro 2024.

Here are how the players rated at Wembley.

By Will Castle

England player ratings as Jordan Pickford and Lewis Dunk errors prove costly

England 2-2 Belgium: Jude Bellingham slotted home in the 95th minute to spare England blushes in their final game before Gareth Southgate decides his Euro 2024 squad

Will Castle26 March 2024 20:30
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England 1-2 Belgium

44 mins: Pause in play as Everton’s Amadou Onana recieves treatment following a crunching 50-50 with Liverpool’s Joe Gomez.

Merseyside rivalry still going strong.

Will Castle26 March 2024 20:30
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England 1-2 Belgium

43 mins: Free-kick goes straight into the clutches of Matz Sels.

Will Castle26 March 2024 20:28
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England 1-2 Belgium

42 mins: Kobbie Mainoo wins a free-kick in a dangerous position.

Declan Rice to take.

Will Castle26 March 2024 20:27
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England 1-2 Belgium

39 mins: It’s the Belgium fans who are once again making the more noise at Wembley.

We’ve had a wild 40 minutes.

Will Castle26 March 2024 20:26
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GOAL! England 1-2 Belgium

36 mins: GOAL! It comes from another England mistake, but that is absolutely sensational from Romelu Lukaku.

Lewis Dunk goes to slide in with the wrong leg, allowing Lukaku to take up possession on the right side of the area.

And with a delectable trivela cross, he finds the head of Youri Tielemans to nod home his second of the game.

Belgium retake the lead.

Will Castle26 March 2024 20:22
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England 1-1 Belgium

34 mins: CLOSE! Now it’s Belgium’s turn to play high-risk football.

Matz Sels’ pass out from the back in pounced on by Declan Rice - but as the ball falls to Jude Bellingham, he can only sky it over the bar from inside the box.

Will Castle26 March 2024 20:20

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