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Half-Time Report: England being held by Switzerland

England and Switzerland play out a goalless first half in their Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley.

England have been unable to find a way past Switzerland following a goalless first half in their Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley this evening.

The hosts were dealt a blow inside the opening minute when Fabian Delph limped off the pitch with a hamstring injury.

Wayne Rooney of England is marshalled by Fabian Schar of Switzerland during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E qualifying match between England and Switzerland at Wembley Stadium on September 8, 2015© Getty Images

Despite that early setback, the Three Lions made a dominant start and Gary Cahill threatened with a header that was inadvertently blocked in front of the keeper by Wayne Rooney.

England created another opening when Luke Shaw found some space and delivered a low cross into the box that was turned over the bar by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Rooney then showed his danger for the first time after latching on to a pass from James Milner and placing a strike wide of the far post.

The duo combined again minutes later as Rooney slipped Milner into the box, before the Liverpool midfielder fired his low effort straight at Yann Sommer.

Switzerland were struggling to impose themselves on the match, but Xherdan Shaqiri offered a glimpse of their threat when he burst past the defence and had to be denied by the on-rushing Joe Hart.

As the game edged towards half time, the Swiss had another chance to break the deadlock when Josip Drmic raced onto Shaqiri's pass and reached the edge of the box, before dragging a shot wide of the far post.

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