Marcus Rashford put England 1-0 up against Holland in the Nations League semi-final on Thursday night. Having got past Matthijs de Ligt, who has been linked with a move to United this summer, the Dutch teenager brought Rashford down in the box.
Rashford calmly slotted the penalty away to see England go in ahead at half-time. England went on to lose 3-1, after a Jesse Lingard goal was ruled out for offside after consulting VAR.
Marcus Rashford is just cool, calm and collective in his penalty kicks!
1-0 England ???????
— SONTFootball (@SONTFootball) June 6, 2019
This isn’t the first time that De Ligt has fouled Rashford in the area either. When the two countries met last year, the Manchester United striker was brought down but the referee waved play on.
When England played Holland last year, De Ligt got away with fouling Rashford in the box. No penalty was given on that occasion. Thankfully for England, Jesse Lingard managed to score the winner anyway. pic.twitter.com/Rox8QVIGE9
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) June 6, 2019