For the second time in this World Cup, Belgium beat England in a match which didn’t matter a huge amount to anybody. Unlike in the first meeting, the Three Lions had more shots and more on target than their opponents in St. Petersburg on Saturday, but it was Roberto Martinez’ side who amassed more expected goals both times.
And when it comes to chances, quality is always more valuable than quantity. Still, England did at least muster five shots on target in open play, which was significantly better than they managed to in their first six matches in Russia.
Here are England's open play shots at the World Cup.
In 10 hours of play, they only had six shots on target, and one of those was a deflection off Kane's heel. pic.twitter.com/br2HU0Hauh
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) July 11, 2018