Following their embarrassing loss to Italy in Milan, England was humiliated by being relegated from their UEFA Nations League group.
The San Siro game finally came to life after the break thanks to a fantastic goal from Giacomo Raspadori in the 68th minute. England’s losing record has now reached five games, which is their worst since June 2014.
Goalkeeper Nick Pope, filling in for the injured Jordan Pickford, was helpless to stop Raspadori’s lightning-quick control and fierce right-foot finish.
Despite his problems at Manchester United, manager Gareth Southgate stuck with Harry Maguire. The defender had one nervous early moment when West Ham United attacker Gianluca Scammaca beat him in the air at the far post, but Pope and the woodwork stopped his header.
Gianluigi Donnarumma of Italy made a superb double save to deny England’s Harry Kane, but the host team also had opportunities in the frantic finish.