Set-pieces have been a major part of England’s thinking at the World Cup, which is surprising in a way because they do not have a recognised specialist.
Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier has been a revelation at right wing-back, adapting to the role of corner taker so well as part of a tournament that has seen him outperform anybody else playing in his position.
On the other side, the suspicion persists that Ashley Young is – just as he is at Manchester United – a temporary solution based on two factors.
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The first is his own set-piece deliveries; as a former winger, he can whip in a mean inswinging delivery from the left, and the second is that Danny Rose simply isn’t fully fit yet after a season where he struggled with injury.
Southgate is clearly a fan of the Spurs man, and has given him gametime in England’s last three matches and we asked you whether, in the light of the injury Young sustained against Colombia, Rose should replace him against Sweden.
The result was overwhelming; 82 per cent of supporters want Rose to get his second start of the tournament in the quarter-final, as you can see from the results below…