UEFA Nations League 2019

Group A4

Spain 2 - England 3

Spain: De Gea; Jonny, Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Marcos Alonso; Thiago, Busquets, Saúl Ñíguez (Dani Ceballos 56’); Rodrigo (Morata 72‘), Iago Aspas (Paco Alcácer 56’), Marco Asensio. 4-3-3.
England: Pickford; Trippier (Alexander-Arnold 85’), Joe Gomez, Maguire, Chilwell; Winks (Chalobah 90‘), Dier, Barclay (Walker 79’); Sterling, Kane, Rashford. 4-3-3.

0-1. 16. Sterling. Picked up Rashford pass on counter attack to beat De Gea.
0-2. 30. Rashford. Controlled Kane pass and fired shot wide of keeper.
0-3. 38. Sterling. From close up after Kane played Barclay pass across goal.
1-3. 32. Alcácer. Near post header across Pickford from Marco Asensio corner.
2-3. 98. Sergio Ramos. Steered diving header past keeper from Ceballos centre.

Yellow cards: Dier 12’, Winks 65’, Sergio Ramos 65’, Maguire 71’, Jonny 75’, Dani Ceballos 87’, Morata 98’.

Spain suffered their first defeat in 28 games when they lost 2-3 to England on Monday, and their place in next summer’s final is now in the balance. Despite dominating the early play, Luis Enrique’s side found themselves behind when Rashford set up Sterling on a quick counter attack on the quarter hour mark. And by half time the hosts were three down, Rashford and Sterling adding two more from Kane assists. Paco Alcácer headed one back from Asensio’s corner just a minute or so after coming on as a substitute, but it was not until the seventh and final minute of time added on that Sergio Ramos connected with a Ceballos centre to head in a second. Spain now have to beat World Cup runners up Croatia next month to be sure of reaching the finals.