Burnley’s Tarkowski handed England debut against Italy

Date published: Tuesday 27th March 2018 6:05

Burnley defender James Tarkowski was handed his international debut as England took on Italy at Wembley.

The 25-year-old was handed his chance to make a late bid for Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad, joining John Stones and Kyle Walker in a three-man back-line.

There were five changes from the Three Lions’ 1-0 win over Holland on Friday, with Jack Butland, Ashley Young, Eric Dier and Jamie Vardy all recalled.

England team: Jack Butland, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, John Stones, James Tarkowski, Ashley Young, Eric Dier, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard, Jamie Vardy.


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