Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold continued his fine form as England beat Switzerland on penalties in the UEFA Nations League third-place play-off.
The Three Lions needed spot-kicks to defeat their opponents in Guimarães, after playing out a goalless draw after 120 minutes.
England hit the woodwork on a number of occasions and were also thwarted by the superb Yann Sommer in the Swiss goal.
It was very much one of those afternoons for Gareth Southgate’s side, but in the end the job was seen out.
Reds full-back Alexander-Arnold continued to showcase his fantastic promise, providing England with an attacking outlet down the right flank.
His crossing was generally excellent as usual, and his performance drew praise from pundits Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp after the game.
Someone else who was mightily impressed was former England striker Gary Lineker, who again took to Twitter to laud the 20-year-old.
Every time I see @trentaa98 play he’s pretty much the best player on the pitch. Same again today, by a distance. What a thrilling talent.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 9 June 2019
He said: “Every time I see @trentaa98 play he’s pretty much the best player on the pitch. Same again today, by a distance. What a thrilling talent.”
Alexander-Arnold certainly strengthened his case to be the regular right-back for Englandgoing forward, with Kyle Walker having been criticised for his display against the Netherlands earlier this week.