Euro 2024: What England need to qualify for knockout stages after beating Serbia

Jude Bellingham celebrates at the final whistle after England beat Serbia 1-0 in their Euro 2024 opener.
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England got off to a winning start at Euro 2024 thanks to Jude Bellingham's first-half goal as Serbia proved unable to find an equaliser despite putting in an admirable display after going behind.

The Three Lions led at the break following Bellingham's early opener, which came courtesy of a sharp reaction to get onto the trajectory of a deflected Bukayo Saka cross from the right.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.