Vincent Janssen scored and assisted as Netherlands came from behind to beat England 2-1 in a friendly at Wembley.

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After the defeat to France on Friday, Danny Blind reverted back to the standard 4-3-3 formation for the visit to Wembley, with AZ striker Vincent Janssen and Riechedly Bazoer handed their first starts.

The highlight of the opening stages was the tribute paid to Dutch legend Johan Cruyff on 14 minutes as the Wembley crowd thundered into a rapturous applause.

The first real chance of the game fell to Netherlands with Georginio Wijnaldum forcing Fraser Forster into a fine save. However, four minutes before the break England took the lead with Jamie Vardy rounding off an excellent team move.

Early in the second half Janssen missed a glorious chance to equalise when he was out through one on one with Forster, but minutes later the AZ forward made up for his error by hammering in a penalty. The spot kick was awarded after Luciano Narsingh’s cross was handled in the box.

Thirteen minutes from time Janssen proved too strong for Phil Jagielka and the striker set up Narsingh, who fired into the net from close range. The Oranje defence then stayed strong in the final stages to seal victory.

A confidence boosting win for the young Oranje side that showed the future could be bright despite the failure to reach Euro 2016.




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