The England round-up

Jack Wilshere was man of the match as Arsenal were denied victory against Manchester City late on thanks to Martin Demichelis.

The sides fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium in Saturday’s lunch time encounter, but it will be the Gunners who were left feeling frustrated.

England striker Danny Welbeck, scoring of both goals in the Three Lions 2-0 win in Switzerland on Monday,  made his Arsenal debut after his move from Manchester United – and should have celebrated with a goal only to strike a post when clean through in the opening stages.

Sergio Aguero made the hosts’ pay for that miss by firing City ahead before half-time but goals from Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez looked to have secured a memorable victory for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Argentine international Demicelis had the last laugh, however, when poor marking at a corner allowed him to beat Wojciech Szczesny to earn a point seven minutes from time.

Calum Chambers

Calum Chambers appeared as a sub for Arsenal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers both appeared as late subs for the home side, with Joe Hart and James Milner playing for City.

Jordan Henderson and his Liverpool team-mates were left frustrated as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa to Anfield.

Gabby Agbonlahor, who has three caps for England, scored the game’s only goal after nine minutes, securing the points for the Villains – who had Fabien Delph in their side following his international debut this week.

Raheem Sterling and Rickie Lambert came on as second-half subs for the home side, but neither could find an equaliser.

Gary Cahill was in action for Chelsea as they maintained their 100 per cent start to the season. Diego Costa’s hat-trick and a Loic Remy goal fired the Blues to a 4-2 win against Swansea.

Ben Foster had a day to forget as his West Brom side were defeated 2-0 at The Hawthorns by Everton, who had John Stones, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines in their defence. Saido Berahino was in the Baggies side.

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster kept a clean sheet for Southampton during their 4-0 victory over Newcastle United. The match also saw midfielder Jack Cork get on the scoresheet for the first time this season.

England U18 international Lewis Cook played the full game as Leeds United drew 1-1 at Birmingham City in the Championship.

And Patrick Roberts, who made his U19 debut on Monday against Germany, was unable to help Fulham going down by three goals to nil at Reading after coming off the bench.

Another member of that squad, Dele Alli, was on the scoresheet for MK Dons as they came out on top of a 5-3 thriller away at Barnsley.


Dele Alli

Dele Alli was on the scoresheet for MK Dons

Jack Whatmough was on the wrong end of 2-0 defeat for Portsmouth at Southend United.

Onto the Under-21 squad, and defender Ben Gibson helped Middlesbrough to a 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town.

And Danny Ings’ afternoon was cut short with what looked to be a hamstring injury as his Burnley side drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace.

Another forward Harry Kane did manage to get the ball in the net, but unfortunately for him and his Tottenham Hotspur team-mates it was at the wrong end as he scored an own goal in a 2-2 draw at Sunderland. Eric Dier and Danny Rose also featured for Spurs.

Liam Moore showcased his defensive attributes as the centre-back helped Leicester City to a well fought 1-0 win at Stoke City.