Sterling’s dream now a reality as England beats Croatia 1-0

LONDON (AP) — Raheem Sterling scored his first tournament goal to give England a 1-0 victory over Croatia at the European Championship. It’s the first time England has opened the continental tournament with a win in 10 attempts. Sterling got on the end of a throughball from Kalvin Phillips and slipped it into the net via a touch off the Croatia goalkeeper in the 57th minute at Wembley Stadium. Sterling grew up in the shadow of the north London stadium where eight games at the Euro 2020 tournament will be played. The Manchester City forward had not previously scored at the World Cups in 2014 and 2018 and Euro 2016.