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Johnstone earns England debut

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Sam Johnstone kept a clean sheet on his England debut as the Three Lions recorded a 1-0 win over Romania in a UEFA EURO 2020 warm-up game.

The Baggies stopper completed the whole match at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium, making a number of impressive saves to prevent the visitors from scoring.

Johnstone’s appearance in Sunday evening’s friendly made him the 45th Albion man to represent England at senior level, and the first since midfielder Jake Livermore four years ago.

Manchester United forward and Three Lions captain on the day Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the encounter from the penalty spot in the second half.

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson missed the opportunity to double England’s lead, seeing his penalty saved by Romania stopper Florin Nita.

Johnstone and England will now have one week to prepare for their opening game of the tournament against Croatia next Sunday afternoon. 

Congratulations, Sam!

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