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England fans’ stag-do mentality deserved a snub not players’ applause | Daniel Taylor

England’s away following is neither as racist nor as violent as it used to be but the scenes in Seville did the country down and Gareth Southgate and co could have taken a standWe appear to be in that period now that could probably be described as the …

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Raheem Sterling and England show value of fearlessness in Spain | Eni Aluko

Raheem Sterling looked almost carefree in Spain and the team need to keep this upEngland delivered an impressive display against Spain on Monday and it was kickstarted by an impressive opening goal from Raheem Sterling. I was delighted for him. Few, if…

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Gareth Southgate’s young side continue adding to their list of firsts | Daniel Taylor

England manager and his burgeoning team have passed through several barriers already and now they have an away win against a top sideAs Gareth Southgate reflected on the most striking result of his two years as England manager – and the considerable ev…

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Eric Dier says England have learned how to avoid being intimidated

• Tottenham midfielder was quick into action against Spain• ‘It’s knowing when to win fouls, when to take your time’Eric Dier has pointed to England’s eagerness to stamp their authority on the Nations League match with Spain as evidence their youthful …

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Gareth Southgate may allow several seniors to play at Euro Under-21 finals

• The more games I play the better, says Harry Winks• Tournament takes place in Italy and San Marino during JuneGareth Southgate’s desire for his players to gain further tournament experience will leave him facing key decisions next summer, with member…

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Spanish press reaction: ‘Lord’ Harry Kane brought Spain to their knees | Sid Lowe

‘We hadn’t cocked it up like this against England since the 16th century’ said El Mundo while Marca felt Kane showed he was ‘a classic striker who is good at absolutely everything’“I was great at half-time,” said the Spain manager Luis Enrique. “The lo…

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David Squires on … England’s travels in the Nations League

Our resident cartoonist on an international break that has offered irrefutable evidence of who the world’s best team isView all of David’s cartoons here Continue reading…

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Six of the best England performances since Euro 96 | Philip Cornwall

From drawing in Rome to that night in Munich, one England fan recalls half a dozen great displays over the last 22 yearsGoalless draws are rarely treasured but, given the rarity with which England get the better of elite teams, the 0-0 at the Stadio Ol…

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Gareth Southgate hails England’s ‘quality’ and ‘bravery’ after win over Spain – video

England’s 3-2 Uefa Nations League victory in Seville filled manager Gareth Southgate with pride after his young side stunned in-form Spain with a performance brimming with ‘huge courage’.Raheem Sterling ended his goal drought with a first-half brace an…

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Dazzle of front three sees England fill gap on Gareth Southgate’s CV | Dominic Fifield

Gareth Southgate’s young side were quickly into their stride against Spain and finally have a win against a team of pedigreeThere must have been times as the interval approached when even Gareth Southgate, such a staunch believer in the talent of this …

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Gareth Southgate praises Raheem Sterling and England’s bravery in Spain

• Manager says his side have made progress since World Cup• ‘The quality was great. We used the ball with courage’Gareth Southgate praised his young side’s bravery and urged them to use their startling 3-2 victory against Spain as a reference point for…

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Spain 2-3 England: player ratings from the Nations League tie

The best marks for the home side were earned by the substitute scorer Paco Alcácer and Marcos Alonso – but England’s Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford were superiorJordan Pickford Horrible moment of overplaying should have resulted in conceding a pen…

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Luis Enrique sees Spain’s optimism washed away in the Seville rain | Sid Lowe

After enjoying victory in his first three matches, the manager oversaw the first competitive defeat on home soil for 15 yearsThe enquiry began way before the game had finished. The stadium clock hadn’t yet reached half an hour when to the right of it, …

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Raheem Sterling’s double inspires England to stunning victory in Spain

• Spain 2-3 England• Alcácer 58, Ramos 90; Sterling 16 38, Rashford 29Where to start? It was a wild night under the lights of Seville and, ultimately, these are the kind of moments England ought to cherish. Any win against Spain is to be celebrated but…

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Spain v England: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the 7.45pm BST game in SevilleThe Fiver: sign up and get our free daily football emailAnd email your thoughts to Tom or via Twitter @TomBry 7.23pm BST “How wet is Betis?” emails Peter Oh. “If England’s No 9 doesn’t get good …

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When Gary Lineker scored four goals to help England win 4-2 in Spain

A few weeks after scoring a hat-trick for Barcelona against Real Madrid, Lineker went to the Bernabéu and hit four for EnglandBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogAny Real Madrid fans with a close affiliation to the Spanish national team would have …

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Gareth Southgate claims Premier League season kicked off too soon

• England manager says players are mentally fatigued• Southgate sympathises with Premier League coachesGareth Southgate has suggested players have been put at risk after the Premier League season kicked off too soon after the conclusion of the summer’s…

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Unruffled Raheem Sterling confident goals will soon flow in England shirt

Forward’s meagre haul for Gareth Southgate’s side is a puzzle but he remains intent on casting open the floodgatesIt is not easy to understand how a forward with Raheem Sterling’s penetrative qualities has found it so difficult to replicate his scoring…

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Sergio Ramos singles out Harry Kane for praise before match in Seville

• England play Spain in Nations League A Group Four match• Ramos is expecting a test from Gareth Southgate’s menThe Spain captain, Sergio Ramos, has continued in his role as football’s grand pantomime villain by cheekily suggesting Harry Kane would be …

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Rodrigo Moreno: ‘England was good to me … I had no choice but to adapt’

These days Rodrigo Moreno leads the line for Valencia and Spain but a spell at Bolton was vital in getting him thereRio de Janeiro, Madrid, Lisbon, and … Bolton. And straight to Burnley from there. The first professional game played by Rodrigo Moreno…