As Gareth Southgate ‘s Three Lions once again endured problems with their discipline in the 1-0 Nations League loss to Denmark on Wednesday, Reece James becomes the first England player to be sent off on his starting debut. While James was shown a red card after the final whistle for dissent against referee Jesus Gil Marzano, Harry Maguire got his marching orders following a second yellow in the first half, which played a big role to the Three Lions.
James impressed in the right wing back role, despite the frustrating end to his full international debut, with team-mate Declan Rice saying the 20-year-old looked like a seasoned international veteran. “Reece James looked like he’d been out here for 30-40 caps tonight,” Rice said to BBC’s 5Live post-match. “I’ve been with him since the Under-8s and I know he’s capable of that.