England v Croatia player ratings: Kalvin Phillips 8, Raheem Sterling 7; Luka Modric 6, Mateo Kovacic 5

Gareth Southgate's team avenge 2018 World Cup semi-final defeat in their Euro 2020 opener at Wembley

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England got their Euro 2020 campaign off to a victorious start as they battled their way to a 1-0 win over Croatia at Wembley on Sunday.

Gareth Southgate's team avenged their 2018 World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia after Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling scored in the 57th minute. It was Sterling's first goal at a major tournament.

Sterling justified Southgate's decision to keep his faith in him by scoring at a balmy Wembley.

"I always said if I played at Wembley in a major tournament, I'm scoring. I had to score in my back garden and delighted to do that," Sterling said.

England thus won their opening game at a European Championship for the first time in 10 attempts.

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