September 11, 2018 / 8:58 PM / 12 days ago

Soccer-England end losing run with 1-0 friendly win over Swiss

LEICESTER, England, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Striker Marcus Rashford scored a second-half winner as a young and much-changed England avoided an unprecedented fourth successive defeat by beating Switzerland 1-0 in a friendly international on Tuesday.

The Manchester United forward clinically side-footed the ball home at the back post in the 54th minute at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium after an over-hit corner was swung back in by Kyle Walker.

It was Rashford’s fifth goal for England in 27 matches.

The World Cup semi-finalists, who made nine changes to the side beaten 2-1 by Spain in the Nations League at Wembley on Saturday, had provided few thrills in a first half controlled by the more flowing Swiss. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ken Ferris)

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