Montenegro 1-England 5
England took on Montenegro on Monday as they looked to continue their fine form.
The Three Lions smashed Czech Republic 5-0 last week and will have been hoping for a similar result on Monday.
Things did not get off to a perfect start though as Montenegro took the lead in the 17th minute.
England would respond well though and Michael Keane equalised just 13 minutes later.
Ross Barkley would then give England the lead in the 39th minute.
Goals from Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling in the second half put the result beyond doubt.
Racist chants heard
While England will have been pleased with their display, it appears that some England players were racially abused during the tie.
When Sterling scored his goal he gestured to the crowd. While it was not to clear watching at home he had been abused it is being suggested that is the case.
Raheem Sterling has no time for some of the Montenegro fans in reference to alleged racist chants directed at the #ThreeLions players
He’s let his football do the talking, scoring @England‘s FIFTH goal tonight
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) 25 March 2019
The second case of the night was much more clear though.
Danny Rose was shown a late yellow card, which was followed by monkey chanting from some Montenegro fans.
No doubt of racist chanting from Montenegro fans after Danny Rose picks up a late yellow card.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) 25 March 2019
This racist chanting is pretty clear on 5 Live. Glad it’s just been mentioned.
It’s not a ‘strange’ atmosphere… that noise is racism unless I’ve been living under a rock all my life or there’s a new trend I’m unaware of.
— Leon Mann (@Leon_Mann) 25 March 2019
Speaking after the game, England boss Gareth Southgate confirmed that he heard the abuse directed at Rose and it will be reported.
“I definitely heard abuse at Danny Rose when he got booked at the end of the game… We’ll make sure that’s reported officially. It’s not acceptable.”@England boss Gareth Southgate reacts to racist chants in Montenegro this evening pic.twitter.com/I1b0t1WEiM
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) 25 March 2019