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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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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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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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Luis Enrique’s methods begin to succeed as Spain look to start a new dynasty

Three successive tournaments without a knock-out win have followed the golden era started by Luis Aragonés, but the latest coach has already started to make onlookers take noteSpain’s players were at the movies last week. On Tuesday afternoon, across t…

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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…

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Paco Alcacer at the double as Wales forget their lines against Spain

This was the first time that Wales have played at the Principality Stadium since 2011 and it turned into an ordeal for Ryan Giggs and his players. Outplayed and outclassed by Spain, the home side were comprehensively beaten on a night when the only sav…

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Wales v Spain: international football friendly – live!

Live updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-off in CardiffNations League: 10 things to watch in the internationalsAnd you can email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 6.54pm BST Obviously the moment I write that we get a whisper from the Welsh. Their team, not ye…

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Luke Shaw a doubt for England’s matches against Croatia and Spain

• Manchester United left-back injured in win over Newcastle• Knock may rule him out of both Nations League fixturesLuke Shaw is a doubt for England’s upcoming Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain because of a knock he suffered in Manchester…

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Ana Carrasco becomes first female rider to win motorbike world title

Spaniard wins World Supersport 300 by single pointCarrasco dedicates title to late friend Luis SalomAna Carrasco has made history after becoming the first female rider to win a motorbike world championship.The 21-year-old clinched the World Supersport …

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Spain and Turkey victories augur well for Nations League’s future | Nick Ames

Scepticism and confusion over the Nations League have been overtaken by teams at all levels taking it seriouslyA pile-on by the corner flag in Stockholm said it best. Turkey had just come from two goals down to defeat a seemingly comfortable Sweden and…