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Maguire Marks Captaincy With Goal, England Beats Ireland 3-0

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The 25-year-old's recent global performances, coupled with his star performances for Aston Villa in the Premier League this season, have caused many Three Lions fans to appeal for Grealish's inclusion in the starting line-up more often.

'He's got his assist and people are arguing he needs to create more and combine better in other areas.

In truth, it's weird that Southgate has been so reluctant to play Grealish given the attacking midfielder's stupendous form.

Manchester United's Dean Henderson had come on for his England debut at half-time, replacing Nick Pope in goal, but he was barely tested as the hosts cruised to the final whistle. "We can play in different roles", the 21-year-old told the media (via the Guardian) on Tuesday as he spoke about his favourite position in the team.

Yet with the Irish squad looking a little depleted owing to withdrawals as well as the fact that some players are being saved for upcoming Nations League encounters, Gareth Southgate's men start this evening as strong favourites.

"I thought at times both of them did that really well".

"The managing of all the players and the load, we are so conscious of it, it is nearly uppermost in your mind that you just wanted to get through the game without injuries as much as anything else which is a unusual situation to be in really".

'He's (Southgate) been brilliant with me, He's been speaking to me all the time and telling me what to do and that's what I've been doing'. I'm trying to take more than I can off them'.

It was a welcome boost for Maguire, who has endured a hard campaign marred by his Greek court case and poor form for Manchester United and England.

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"It was a cushy night for him". It was his second start, this guy is going on to great things, no doubt in my mind.

"Jack has said his experience coming into the England squad, working with top players, you can not beat it".

England will be without injured striker Marcus Rashford and defender Conor Coady, who is self-isolating as a precaution, for their Nations League matches against Belgium Sunday and Iceland three days later.

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