Jude Bellingham nodded England to a maiden victory at Euro 2024.

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions began their Euro 2024 campaign with a hard-fought win in Gelsenkirchen, Jude Bellingham alone on the scoresheet against a resolute Serbian side.

The Real Madrid midfielder arrived in the box to flash home a deflected Bukayo Saka cross inside the first quarter of an hour, seeing England to a rather uncomfortable, but wholly welcome, three points.

Dragan Stojkovic’s Serbia certainly made life difficult for the Three Lions, former Fulham man Aleksandar Mitrovic the closest inside 45 minutes with a dragged effort from outside the area.

Harry Kane proved inches away from splitting the tension, nodding Jarrod Bowen’s inch-perfect delivery towards an agonising, fingertip save from Pedrag Rajkovic.

A late addition to the Serbian side, Juventus star Dusan Vlahovic forced similar heroics at the other end, his vicious effort out of the blue tipped to safety by a sprawling Jordan Pickford.

The Three Lions’ tournament opener was enjoyed by many inside the Steelmen’s Bar at Green Lane, committed to showing every match of Euro 2024 on the big screen.

England next take center stage on Thursday 20th June, facing their 2020 semi-final adversaries, Denmark.

The Steelmen’s Bar will be open from noon, come and join the pride.

Watch Euro 2024 at Green Lane. Every match. Every minute. Every goal. 


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