Jordan Henderson faces Gareth Southgate’s wrath after shooting Dominic Calvert-Lewin a penalty and winning MISSING in Romania when Roy Keane blames the Everton man for not “fighting his corner”
- England took the lead with a Marcus Rashford penalty
- They received a second penalty for a foul on Dominic Calvert-Lewin
- Jordan Henderson took the penalty but failed to double the lead
- Gareth Southgate said he felt Calvert-Lewin should have scored the penalty
Jordan Henderson is long waiting to break his international duck after missing a penalty for England against Romania in the second half.
England took the lead from a Marcus Rashford penalty before later being awarded a second penalty for a tough challenge against Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
With Rashford now off the field, it was up to someone else to take responsibility for the Three Lions’ penalties.
Jordan Henderson missed a penalty on his return to the English squad against Romania
Henderson hadn’t scored a goal for England before the penalty and he’s still waiting
It was Henderson’s first game since losing to Everton in the Merseyside Derby in February
The Everton striker initially picked up the ball only to make it look like he’d taken it from the Liverpool captain, who was substituted on in the second half.
Henderson shot his penalty to the right of the Romanian goalkeeper, who dived and parried.
England coach Gareth Southgate admitted after the 1-0 win that he thought Henderson would have left it to Calvert-Lewin.
He said: “We had Rashford on penalties and then Ward-Prowse, both of which were out of the game. I expected Hendo to come over and Dominic to take it over. Maybe we will follow suit next time.
Henderson was also criticized by ITV pundits for choosing to take the penalty, although it was added that Calvert-Lewin “should have fought his corner”.
Ian Wright said: “Henderson has never scored for England, he thought he was going to take it. I would be disappointed if I were Calvert-Lewin. ‘
Roy Keane replied, “Calvert-Lewin should have fought his corner there. It’s not a good sign from him. ‘
ITV experts were of the opinion that Henderson should have taken Dominic Calvert-Lewin the penalty
Wright added that Henderson is the senior squad member before Ashley Cole said of the expertise, “Henderson’s strength in passing passes from deep, but Calvert-Lewin takes that penalty.”
The 30-year-old has not scored a goal in his 58 international matches and returned to the field after a long injury break.
The Liverpool midfielder last played during the Reds’ Merseyside Derby loss to Everton 106 days ago.
The veteran midfielder was in a rush against time to be fit for Gareth Southgate’s squad.
Despite the penalty disappointment, getting a full half of the game was a huge plus for the midfielder as he hopes to contribute to it this summer.
Gareth Southgate said he would “rank” after Henderson decided to take the sentence