​As if England's drab and boring performance during their 1-0 win over Slovenia to qualify for the World Cup 2018 wasn't bad enough, Roy Hodgson's set-piece 'expertise' seems to have wormed its way back into the England set-up.


England won a free kick towards the end of the first half, in a promising position just outside the penalty area. What next - would we see Harry Kane step up (yes, he has hit the post twice from free kicks for Tottenham this season)? Would Marcus Rashford bend one in?

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Nope. Up stepped full-back Kyle Walker, who has probably never taken a free kick in his club career, to test himself against Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Surprisingly enough, the ball zoomed into the stands (Row M, at a guess).


If people were angry about Harry Kane taking corners at Euro 2016, how would they react to this? 



 

Answer: badly. England's football may be dull and despondent, but at least the rest of it makes some amount of sense. What on earth is going on with England and set pieces?​​