England Triumphs 3-0 Over Bosnia-Herzegovina: Palmer Nets Debut Goal in Stellar Performance

England’s journey to Euro 2024 kicked off with aplomb as they triumphed over Bosnia-Herzegovina in Newcastle.

Cole Palmer notched his debut goal for England, propelling the squad toward a 3-0 triumph in a friendly clash at St. James’ Park on a chilly Monday evening.

During a standoffish first half, the match remained scoreless. However, Palmer, the Chelsea midfielder, confidently converted a penalty in the 60th minute, giving England the lead.

In the final minutes, Trent Alexander-Arna brought it home with a slick volley in the 85th minute, weaving the ball past Nikola Vasilj and securing it snugly into the net’s lower corner.

Harry Kane, joining the fray from the bench, wrapped up the scoring by slamming in a third goal after a deflected Jarrod Bowen shot was inadvertently blocked on the line by Ezri Konsa.

Data Debrief: England’s second-half surge

Palmer became the fifth player whose maiden goal for England was scored from the penalty spot, joining the exclusive club alongside the likes of Tommy Lawton (1938), Alf Ramsey (1951), Allan Clarke (1970), and Ivan Toney (2024).

Alexander-Arnold not only scored but was instrumental in crafting five scoring opportunities, at least three more than any other player present during the match.

Although he didn’t start, Kane’s goal was his 12th in his recent 12 outings for England, showcasing his consistent prowess in front of the goal.

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