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Kane, Rashford and Sterling ensure England are ominously short of drama | Jonathan Wilson

England’s forwards proved decisive against Bulgaria and underlined their potential in Euro 2020 qualifying

It wasn’t thrilling. It wasn’t much of a spectacle. There must be broader concerns about the diminution of the Euro qualifiers as a spectacle since the expansions of the finals. Not that football has ever shown much inclination to worry about such matters, but there probably should be qualms as well about how many central and eastern European sides seem simultaneously to have suffered such a decline. But for England the lack of drama in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria is itself an indication of how positive the present situation is for them.

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