Gareth Southgate praises Raheem Sterling but worried by defensive errors

• Michael Keane culpable for first-minute Kosovo goal
• Southgate: ‘Raheem has been almost unstoppable’

Gareth Southgate said he was concerned with the ridiculous, crazy and basic errors that littered England’s victory over Kosovo as he hailed Raheem Sterling for an “unstoppable” display in the Euro 2020 qualifier.

The England manager was highly critical of his team’s defending at St Mary’s Stadium despite a 5-3 win extending their immaculate record in qualification. England can secure their place at Euro 2020 with three matches to spare with victory in the Czech Republic next month. But Southgate admitted the individual mistakes that crept into the performance, following similar lapses against the Netherlands in the Nations League this summer, left major room for improvement.

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