International Friendlies Tue 27, Mar 2018, Wembley Stadium
England 1 1 Italy
Vardy 26’ FT Insigne (87’pen)
England were in lead given to them by Jamie Vardy’s powerful 26th-minute goal fired past goal keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after Jesse Lingard’s hurridly taken free-kick shocked the visitors out early.
England were denied a second successive friendly victory after a late Italian penalty awarded by video assistant referee Denix Aytekin at Wembley as Burnley defender James Tarkowski tangled with Federico Chiesa, and ruled that England debutant had stepped on Italian’s foot, allowing Lorenzo Insigne to beat Jack Butland and equalise with just three minutes left.
England, however, were lucky to escape some defense lapses, when Crio Immobile headed over in the first half. Although England was lively and articulate in their attack.
England had 48 per cent possession with 8 corners compared to Italy’s 52 per cent with 3 corners.