England produced another defensive calamity to gift Tuesday's opponents Kosovo an opening goal after just 34 seconds in their Euro 2020 qualifier.
Gareth Southgate's side were the clear favourites heading into the match against a team which has only been part of FIFA since 2016, but Everton's Michael Keane misplaced a pass which eventually allowed Lazio midfielder
Kosovo lead!— ITV Football (@itvfootball) September 10, 2019
A mistake at the back from England and Berisha scores within 35 seconds! pic.twitter.com/XahN9eZlYs
I’m not sure Keane is good enough for where Everton want to go, never mind England. Crikey.#ENGKOS— Ryan Leister (@MrRyanLeister) September 10, 2019
Gone are the days when we see a coach not trying to be Pep and say to his players “if it’s not on to play out of the back then boot the ball fu**ing forward”... #England 臘♂️— 퐈퐀퐍 퐏퐀퐔퐋 퐉퐎퐘 (@JOYPAULIAN) September 10, 2019
Berisha has had our pants down there, baller.— Dubzaa (@DubzaaASFC) September 10, 2019
It always has to be Valon Berisha, right? Who else, who else.— Anna (@iamanch) September 10, 2019
And that, a goal in the first minute, in the most important game in Kosovo NT’s history. Wow. #ENGKOS
First time England have been behind in a qualification game in two years and six days— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) September 10, 2019
(although, less impressively, that is actually just seven matches)
Kosovo are gonna win the Euros— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) September 10, 2019
Fair play to England, trying to emulate and support the Prime Minister by immediately letting in a goal as soon as they start. #ENGKOS— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) September 10, 2019
After 22 hours of searching for the reasons why Scottish football is in the pits, all it took to solve it was Kosovo to take the lead against England inside 35 seconds. Scotland were content with international football again.— Jordan Campbell (@JordanC1107) September 10, 2019
Kosovo 1 up. Defensive shambles from England. Keane pass straight to Berisha, who finished easily. Horrible moment from England.— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) September 10, 2019
What the f**k is Michael Keane doing here. Kosovo lead against #England in about 30 seconds.— Kaustubh Pandey (@Kaus_Pandey17) September 10, 2019
Valon Berisha with a goal. That's my Football Manager star for you!
Kosovo .... 35 seconds! Goodness me. I wasn’t even done boiling my water for my cuppa tie.— Alexis Nunes (@alexisenunes) September 10, 2019
I also lie. I was opening a wine bottle. #ENGKOS
Although defensive mix-ups are quickly becoming a trademark for the national team, England didn't take too much time to stamp their authority on the match and get level through Raheem Sterling...