England have never beaten the USA at the World Cup (D2 L1), and this time it was no different when the pairs encountered at Qatar.
World Cup 2022 Highlights – England 0-0 USA, Three Lions lack intensity in goalless draw with Americans in Group B clash.
Christian Pulisic crashed a first-half shot against the bar and Harry Maguire had to head away a series of corners as the Americans put the pressure on in the second half.
While some had hoped for the repeat of the fixture of 1950 this time, USA did enough to recalibrate perceptions about England’s prospects and boost their own hopes of progressing.
Gareth Southgate side did no further than threatening without a clear scoring chance against USA.
Harry Kane’s blocked shot at the start of the match and his header wide from Luke Shaw’s free-kick in second-half stoppage time was as close as the toothless Three Lions attack came to troubling USA during an alarming performance.
England have had 12 goalless draws at the World Cup, the most of any nation in the history of the World Cup. Meanwhile, this was the USA’s first-ever goalless draw at the World Cup.
England have never beaten the USA at the World Cup (D2 L1), only facing Brazil (four games) more often in the World Cup without winning.
England’s man of the match: Harry Maguire
Well that was far from familiar with Manchester United fans, who have been criticizing their defenders for months.
However, England’s number 6 has been excellent since the start of 2022 World Cup. Maguire made as many as eight clearances – more than twice as many other teammates.
The English defender had a vital block from a Yunus Musah’s shot with perfect and precise intervention.
How England and USA can proceed to latter stage?
England remains top of the group despite the latest draw and only exit early if Wales beat them by four goals or more.
Meanwhile, Christian Pulisic and co will progress with win over Iran in final group game.
So, it’s set for an ‘early final’ of group B, for USA and Iran.