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For the first time in a long time, I actually enjoyed watching an England game. 

Iceland played a very defensive game but the attacking play from England was brilliant. It's just a shame it's taken till there was nothing at stake for Southgate to play such an attacking style of football rather than his boring defensive play. 

Foden and Grealish deserve to start together, they both love to drive at the defence and can be a frightening thought for any defence.  Was also nice to see Maguire back to his old self playing almost as a centre midfielder.

I really hope that Southgate realises that we should be playing this type of attacking football regularly as we could genuinely be a threat if we play like this. 

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Thing is, it's easy to attack teams which don't have that much quality within their squad.

Playing a defensive side is a bit harder, especially if they shut up shop or park the bus but really there should be creative players that can express themselves more freely against a side of the calibre of Iceland. Despite their recent success, they're still a very undeveloped nation in terms of football.

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@Chris I get your point and I agree it is easier to play against a team like Iceland and it is harder to break down a parked bus like they did tonight. 

But, if we have attacking play like this against teams of high calibre like Belgium, France, Spain etc. Especially with the likes of Sancho, Foden, Grealish then we could be away because those kind of teams will be more open to counter attacks or easier to get behind because they'll take the game to us more. 

Tonight Grealish once again proved himself, Foden shown why he could be a contender for a start, Maguire shown why he can be a vital member. 

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@liampie well not really considering Belgium only just beat them 2-1. Not to mention despite losing heavily, they also pressured Belgium in the reverse fixture to the point Iceland were dominating and leading. 

We're a team that needs to attack more. 

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