David Lee in Russia: England's lack of a game changer from the bench is cause for concern

Gareth Southgate (centre) introduced eight changes to his line-up to allow all 20 outfielders to taste some action over the past fortnight.
Gareth Southgate (centre) introduced eight changes to his line-up to allow all 20 outfielders to taste some action over the past fortnight.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

KALININGRAD - The England fans who thronged the Kaliningrad Stadium on Thursday (June 28) were in buoyant mood, belting out "It's coming home" before kick-off.

But, after the game, they could barely believe they paid good money to travel all the way to this Russian enclave that is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania to watch a friendly kickabout at the World Cup.

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