Euro 2020: Jack Grealish makes instant England impact deft assist for Sterling vs Czech Republic

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England fans finally got their wish at Euro 2020 as Gareth Southgate named Jack Grealish in his starting line up.

After an insipid performance against Scotland, the Three Lions were crying out for a much needed injection of creativity.

Slow and meandering all night, fans were understandably upset that Southgate chose to ignore the wealth of attacking options he head on the bench until late in the game.

However, it looks as though he has learnt his lesson naming Grealish in the side to take on the Czech Republic.

The decision paid immediate dividends with Grealish setting up an England goal inside the first 15 minutes of the clash.

Having missed an earlier chance, Raheem Sterling gleefully meet Grealish's sumptuous cross, nodding home at the back post.

You can only imagine the sheer number of "I told you so's" that rang out from living rooms across the land.

Grealish looked incredibly threatening within the opening exchanges and was aptly described as electric by the commentary team.

At the time of writing, England remained 1-0 up over the Czechs.

In the second-half it was all about the defence as England sat deep and looked to pounce on the counter attack.

Jordan Henderson had a goal ruled out for offside in the second stanza but that was about the extent of the English second-stanza joy.

The Czechs flooded forward to try and force an equaliser but the rearguard stood tall.

With Harry Maguire back marshalling the defence, England looked incredibly solid. They are yet to concede a single goal at the tournament and, when winning is what counts, that is an incredibly important feature of any team.

Southgate's focus will now turn to the business end of the tournament with England certain to face some far sterner tests in the coming days.

If they truly are to bring it home, they will need to continue to keep those sheets clean.

With encouraging signs going forward in the form of Grealish and late cameo's from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford, England could be about to peak at the perfect moment.

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