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England 1-2 Netherlands: Luciano Narsingh goal inflicts late defeat for Three Lions

Published 29/03/2016

Netherlands' Luciano Narsingh celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with teammate Daley Blind during the International Friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PA
Netherlands' Luciano Narsingh celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with teammate Daley Blind during the International Friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PA
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Joel Veltman of the Netherlands helps up John Stones of England during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: John Stones of England holds his knee as he lies on the floor in pain during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Luciano Narsingh of the Netherlands (not pictured) scores his sides winning goal past Fraser Forster of England during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Harry Kane of England fires in a shot on goal during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Riechedly Bazoer of the Netherlands slides in to tackle Harry Kane of England during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
England manager Roy Hodgson watches on from the bench during the International Friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 29, 2016. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.paphotos.com/info/ for full restrictions and further information.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: England players argue (lead by Danny Drinkwater (c)) with referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz after the second Netherlands goal scored by Luciano Narsingh during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: England players argue with referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz after the second Netherlands goal scored by Luciano Narsingh during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Ross Barkley of England is tackled by Ibrahim Afellay of the Netherlands during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Jamie Vardy of England during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Netherland's Vincent Janssen (right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the match from the penalty spot with teammates during the International Friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 29, 2016. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.paphotos.com/info/ for full restrictions and further information.
Netherlands' striker Vincent Janssen (2R) celebrates scoring an equalising goal for 1-1 during the international friendly football match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium in London on March 29, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Ian Kington / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEIAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images

England slipped to defeat in their last friendly before manager Roy Hodgson names his squad for the European Championships as Holland came from behind to win at Wembley.

After the memorable comeback victory in Germany at the weekend this game was always going to struggle to live up to expectations, although a second goal in as many games from Jamie Vardy, the 100th of Hodgson's reign, had the Three Lions on course for victor.

However, Holland, who have not qualified for the tournament in France, showed their quality as a Vincent Janssen penalty and a strike from substitute Luciano Narsingh gave them a 2-1 victory.

Holland took the lead in controversial circumstances. England's defence wanted a foul for Janssen's strong challenge on substitute Phil Jagielka, but the referee was unmoved as the Holland man squared for Luciano Narsingh to sweep home at the back post.

Harry Kane was introduced and came close to a late leveller but dragged his shot wide, with his Tottenham team-mates Dele Alli and Eric Dier thrown on in the closing stages.

But there were no late heroics as in Berlin as Holland hung on to inflict just a second defeat on England since their disastrous World Cup campaign.

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