England did play well at times here, or at least like a group of individuals trying to force some spark into the game. How, one wonders, has it come to this, almost as though the tournament has come out of nowhere? England had a new shape, too, or at least an oddly fluid shape, all the shapes. It looked like a 4-3-3 or a 4-4-2, or an adaptable 4-1-3-2. Later some other players came on. Others moved around. Other things happened. People stood in other places. Nothing really changed.
The same failings of overplaying the ball and fullbacks reluctant to cross the ball as on Saturday. Lots of possession but we didn't do enough with it. Add in another abysmal goal conceded - that just should not go in from there.
The Rashford substitution was bizarre, England lost the all shape, Vardy and Sturridge ended up being too deep and England looked even less effective. The winner was fortunate but a testament to Sturridge's perseverance.
The good football of Saturday's first half seems a long while ago but we are still in the tournament which was starting to look less likely an hour ago.