Lewis Dunk on his England debut, victory against the United States and a clean sheet

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk was delighted to help England keep a clean sheet on his debut last night.

Thursday, 15th November 2018, 11:11 pm
Updated Friday, 16th November 2018, 10:51 am
Lewis Dunk. Picture by Kieran Cleeves/BHAFC

The Three Lions defeated the United States 3-0 at Wembley in front of a crowd of 68,155.

Dunk played the full 90 minutes as goals from Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Callum Wilson took England to a comfortable victory.

Speaking afterwards about his England debut, Dunk said: "It's a dream come true. It's been a long, hard journey and I've finally made it this time. It's a massive dream come true."

Dunk partnered Michael Keane in central defence, with Alexander-Arnold and Ben Chilwell the full-backs. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made one excellent save in the first half but Alex McCarthy, who took over in goal for the second period, was largely untroubled after half-time.

On the clean sheet, Dunk said: "Clean sheets are what I pride myself on. I show when I'm at Brighton that I get angry when we concede and I'd have got angry tonight if we'd conceded."I pride myself on clean sheets every week and it's no different out there to back at Brighton, so it was very nice to get one on my debut."

Reflecting on the match, Dunk said: "I thought we controlled it well. The first half-an-hour we passed it really well but we took our foot off the gas slightly in the last 15 of the first half.

"The second half was really similar and then we got a bit expansive at the end but thankfully we kept a clean sheet."