Gareth Southgate protests on the touchline but you have to say that’s the right call.
Eric Dier has let the occasion get the better of him and now England must play the remaining 65 minutes with just ten men.
It doesn’t take long for Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric to start utilising the extra space.
The classy midfielders are passing England to death here.
A last-ditch tackle from Kyle Walker denies Ivan Perisic a one-on-one opportunity and then Ante Rebic tests Jordan Pickford’s wrists with a rasping effort from the edge of the box.
It’s proper backs-to-the-walls stuff here as Croatia commit more and more men forward.
England need to relieve the pressure somehow.
Oh, that’ll do — an anywhere-will-do clearance from John Stones has given Harry Kane something to chase.
And Dejan Lovren has slipped!
Kane is clear through with just Danijel Subasic between him and the goal.