England vs Spain - as it happened: Visitors hold on for Nations League victory

By On September 08, 2018

England vs Spain - as it happened: Visitors hold on for Nations League victory

England begin their Uefa Nations League campaign against Spain on Saturday night as Gareth SouthgateĆ¢€™s side look to build on the momentum from their World Cup campaign, with the 2020 European Championship already on the horizon.

Southgate is already looking towards that tournament after bringing in new faces to his squad, with Luke Shaw and Alex McCarthy brought into the side, while Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill have retired from international football and both Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling have withdrawn due to injury.

The match is the first to take place in Group 4 of the Nations League, with Croatia making up the three-team line-up, but England do not face Croatia until next month. The group stage sees team play each other home and away, with the table-toppers going on to next JuneĆ¢€™s semi-finals and the nation who finishes bottom relegated to League B.

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England fail to build on World Cup success in defeat against Spain

The IndependentThree Lions left themselves with too much to do after failing to match their superior opponents 2018-09-08T21:09:46.753Z Miguel Delaney has a round up of all the action from tonight at Wembley

England flatter to deceive against Spain despite bright start in Nations League clash

The IndependentEngland 1-2 Spain: The hosts hit the ground running, taking the lead through Rashford, but Gareth Southgate's men were ultimately unable to dictate play against their opponents 2018-09-08T21:01:02.400Z Harry Kane has some strong feelings about the goal that wasn't, have a listen below to his reaction 2018-09-08T20:52:06.213Z

Luke Shaw carried off on a stretcher after nasty collision with Dani Carvajal

The IndependentThe defender left the pitch wearing an oxygen mask and a neck brace 2018-09-08T20:44:38.423Z FULL TIME: England 1 - 2 Spain England have one last chance with a long throw from Gomez but Welbeck's header goes wide, Spain claim the three points but it was an encouraging display form England 2018-09-08T20:41:35.466Z 90+7 mins: NO GOAL! England 1 - 2 Spain Danny Welbeck thought he'd scored but the ref rules that he fouled De Gea who claimed the ball in the air and landed on Welbeck losing the ball in the process, before Welbeck put it in the net. England remain one behind 2018-09-08T20:40:10.796Z 90+6 mins: GOAL! England 2 - 2 Spain - Welbeck Or is it? 2018-09-08T20:38:47.733Z 90+5 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain Lingard brings Saul down in Spain's half, it's a frustrated tackle as Spain look to control the final minutes of the match 2018-09-08T20:35:42.333Z 90+2 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain Sergio Ramos hits a volley over the bar and he gives a wry smile, if he'd had scored that the crowd would have been silenced 2018-09-08T20:34:35.506Z 90 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain 9 minutes added time after the Luke Shaw injury, England have their urgency back but Spain have the ball Ramos gives it to Martinez who wins a corner in a tussle with Trippier 2018-09-08T20:30:18.693Z 87 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain The love train makes an appearance as England win a corner, Maguire breaks off and wins the header but he can't direct it back across goal and it goes out for a goal kick 2018-09-08T20:28:50.976Z 85 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain England look to be in the ascendancy now, Rashford gets the ball again in the box after Lingard knocks it through the defence, but De Gea makes another last ditch save, the linesman has his flag up and it's offside 2018-09-08T20:24:56.690Z 80 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain CHANCE! Spain look to have settled for a one goal advantage and have dropped off, Kane gets the ball in mid-field and sets Rashford clear on goal, the Manchester United striker gets through and strikes it straight at De Gea, England should be level 2018-09-08T20:20:53.163Z 77 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard see some of the ball and create England's first chance of the second half, they link up well on the edge of the area before Alli gives it to Rashford, he tries a shot from the edge of the area and it's an easy save for De Gea 2018-09-08T20:18:29.506Z 75 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain Ramos makes a good tackle on Rashford but England have a throw in in Spain's half, the visitiors press high though and force England back into their own half, England need to create a bit of zip here, their play is slow and they need to stretch the Spanish defenders 2018-09-08T20:15:59.050Z 72 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain During the World Cup, England's intensity seemed to slack towards the back end of all their games, being a goal behind they can't afford for that to happen tonight, they put together a series of decent passes but a Rashford pass to Trippier is too heavy and Spain have a throw in 2018-09-08T20:10:28.720Z 67 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain John Stones makes a great last ditch tackle, diving forward and getting to the ball before Rodrigo, his reward is a yellow card and a Spanish free kick on the edge of the box... ... Isco takes it, finds the wall and it's cleared away 2018-09-08T20:07:24.456Z 64 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain Trippier finds Harry Kane with a lovely little ball over the top of the defence, but the England captain snatches at it sends it wide, he was ruled offside so it wouldn't have counted anyway 2018-09-08T20:05:51.000Z 60 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain Spain have had the better of the second half so far, Thiago receives the ball on the right and he whips it into the box, Alonso gets in the end of it before giving it to Ramos who hits it first time as he flies into the box, it's straight at Pickford who saves it easily 2018-09-08T20:01:07.323Z 58 mins: England 1 - 2 Spain The crowd is trying to get a bit of momentum back into the game, they're chanting and drumming to an upbeat tempo but England still look a little sluggish Next

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What time does it start?

England vs Spain kicks off at 7.45pm on Saturday 8 September.

TV channel?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football from 7.00pm.

< h2>Odds...

England to win: 17/10

Spain to win: 9/5

Draw: 21/10

(Odds provided by Betfair)

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Source: Google News Spain | Netizen 24 Spain

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