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Phil Foden bounces back to help propel England to 4-0 victory over Iceland


England manager Gareth Southgate praised two-goal Phil Foden for downing Iceland just weeks after his fledgling international career had threatened to grind to a halt. The Three Lions brought down the curtain on a difficult year of international football with a comfortable 4-0 Nations League victory at Wembley in which Foden starred. The Manchester City forward had made his debut against Iceland in September before being sent home for breaking Covid regulations and then dropped for the following month’s triple-header of England games as part of his punishment. But he returned with a bang and his late brace of fine finishes capped a happy end to the year for Southgate – who had earlier seen Declan Rice and Mason Mount score in what was a Nations League dead rubber.

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