It was a bore draw in Dublin this afternoon as England were held to a 0-0 scoreline by the Republic of Ireland.
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Liverpool stars Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling, and new signing James Milner all started, but even the presence of the Reds quartet could not inspire the Three Lions to victory.
All four players showed signs of having taken part in a very long season for their respective clubs, as well as a desire to be away on holiday rather than on England duty.
Henderson and Sterling were mainstays of our team throughout the season, playing 54 and 47 games in all competitions respectively, while Lallana still played 41 times despite struggling with a couple of injuries.
Milner starred in 45 games for City, making it his busiest season in five years at the club, although he was only able to help them to second place in the Premier League. Manuel Pellegrini’s side put up a limp defence of their title in truth, which they surrendered to Chelsea, with Milner one of their few stand-out individuals, scoring eight goals.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the efforts of our four players:
Watching @JHenderson play has made my day bearable
— Sarah Hayley (@sarah_axon) June 7, 2015
MOTM for me was Jordan Henderson. It was tough to pick someone because they were all pretty average. #Henderson #ManOfTheMatch #ROIvEng
— Emre Can (ⓕⓐⓝⓟⓐⓖⓔ) (@Dr_lfc2323) June 7, 2015
Turned on the #IREvENG game at half time and did not realize Adam Lallana was playing.
— Fifty Shades of Sé (@seamusenright) June 7, 2015
Adam Lallana coming off about 35 minutes too late
— Dackinho (@DomGFCBallard) June 7, 2015
All the Irish Liverpool fans booing Raheem Sterling? What the fuck was that about? #COYBIG
— Rob Smith (@robsmithireland) June 7, 2015
Go go go go……. Raheem Sterling we don't want you anymore!!!!
— Legendary☀ (@tessyolusekun) June 7, 2015
Can someone please tell me what anyone learns by playing James Milner in a friendly? #England #IREvENG #Sameoldshit
— Liam Mellor (@LiamMellor89) June 7, 2015
Think I'd have rather watched a 90 minute lecture on Geology delivered by James Milner in a downbeat mood
— Jacob Harris (@JacobDTHarris) June 7, 2015