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Delph disappoints for England

England drew 1-1 with Italy, with no thanks to Villa's Fabian Delph

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Fabian Delph has put in a real 'Jekyll and Hyde' performance over his last two International appearances. If his mazy attacking game against Lithuania represented the best of him, then tonight's match with Italy represented the worst of him.

Misplaced passing was Fabian's main bugbear today and some incredibly dodgy decisions by Aston Villa's current captain led to Italian chances. Delph's runs and positioning seemed to be as good as always, but his final product was not of the quality of his counterparts, especially his replacement in Andros Townsend.

Andros announced Fabian's departure with a scorching strike to bring England back to life and Roy Hodgson will probably be left feeling they could have won the match if Townsend had started in place of Delph.

Harry Kane continued to delight and almost capped off a true fairytale with a last minute chance. Kane's chemistry with Wayne Rooney should prove productive come 2016. It would seem that many other players in the England camp are starting to cement a place in the squad and it's now clear that Delph will have to find his feet at this level if he wants to start on a game-by-game basis for England.