Sterling shines as England beat Spain in Nations League

Raheem Sterling England 2018

However, Gareth Southgate's side would hold on to secure a fantastic victory, becoming the first side to score three goals in a competitive game away to Spain.

Sterling ended his three year run without an global goal with a sublime goal in the 16th minute.

The Croatia game will be a UEFA Nations League tie.

Headers from Paco Alcacer and Sergio Ramos, the latter right on full-time, pulled Spain back to within a goal but could not prevent their first defeat in a competitive home fixture for 15 years. "We came out of the blocks firing, great pressing".

The global break usually leaves fans of Premier League clubs frustrated, as they have to wait two weeks until their team plays again.

Despite the loss, Spain stayed ahead in Group 4 of the top-tier League A with two more points than England after three matches.

Former Preston North End skipper John Welsh might just have had a hand in England's win over Spain on Tuesday night.

More news: Bengals-Chiefs Week 7 game moved to Sunday night

Spain started well but its high defensive line struggled against the speed of England's young forwards.

England opened the scoring early in a fast breakaway.

Ramos, who angered Liverpool fans for his tackle on Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final, appeared to leave one on Raheem Sterling during the 3-2 defeat in Seville. In the past few games we have had draws and not scored, but I think last night we showed we can beat the top teams and defend well against the top teams.

The Independent, meanwhile, were one of many to compare Raheem's first strike with Michael Owen's against Argentina 20 years ago as they write: "There was just such an impressive force and assertiveness about England in general, with the tone set by Sterling's finish, and the team very much set off". We had to get passes out of the Spain press spot on.

'Him and Rashford are narrow and the front three, even without a goal for Harry Kane, have been outstanding'.

289 goals in one season: The Paul Moulden story: It was a record that left people scratching their head.

Related News:



Most liked

Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season
One outbreak was an unspecified strain of influenza and group A streptococcus — also known as strep throat. Mallika Marshall provides the facts you need to know to keep you and your family safe.

Idaho Wildlife Official Resigns Over Uproar About African Hunting Trip
Steve Alder, executive director of Idaho For Wildlife , a pro-hunting group, told KBOI that Fischer's hunts were despicable. I didn't do anything unethical. "Baboons are free", he told the newspaper .

Is there a Huawei Mate 20 with a stylus coming?
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is reported to have high-speed LTE access, NFC, Bluetooth v5.0, and Gigabit WLAN with dual-band support. However, unlike its predecessor, the Mate 20 Pro placed its modules in the centre of its rear glass panel.

Two Koreas, UN Command hold first talks on disarming border
They are also expected to negotiate forming combined teams for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and other worldwide events. Moon also said the North would permanently abolish key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts.

Porsche Panamera GTS Returns with Driver-Focused Goodies, Twin-Turbo V-8
The Porsche Panamera lineup is growing as the company has taken the wraps off the 2019 Panamera GTS. You'll be doing 292km/h flat out in the Panamera GTS, and 289km/h in the Sport Turismo GTS.

Saudi anti-regime journalist disappears after entering Saudi Consulate in Istanbul
Khashoggi was once a Saudi newspaper editor and is a familiar face on political talk shows on Arab satellite television networks. It was not immediately clear whether the second plane, pictured here, which left Istanbul for Egypt, was also searched.

AI Express plane that grazed Trichy airport wall not overloaded
The airline is now looking into whether the incident was caused by a technical snag or pilot error. It further added, "She also suffered from a sprain in the neck (cervical spine)".

Schumacher takes F3 title victory
"I'm absolutely delighted", Schumacher said. "The team gave me so much support all year long, even in the lowest moments". In an interview with the BBC earlier this year Mick Schumacher had said his father was a huge influence on him.

Paul Allen, Microsoft’s Co-Founder, Is Dead at 65
When Paul Allen purchased the Seattle Seahawks in 1997, he saved his hometown team from a potential move to Los Angeles. Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Paul Allen has died from non-Hodgkins lymphoma complications at 65 years old.

Defender fit for Liverpool return says Netherlands manager Koeman
After van Dijk's opener, the Dutch had chances to double their lead but Wijnaldum shot wide and Depay headed off target. "None, at this stage, ruled out of Huddersfield game on Saturday but will continue to be assessed".

49ers apologize for leaving Colin Kaepernick out of photo gallery
As a part of the team website's lead-up to that game, they compiled dozens of photos from previous matchups against the Packers. Website visitors quickly noticed that Kaepernick was not included in any photos.

Adobe is finally bringing full Photoshop to iPad
The Verge was granted a week of hands-on time with Photoshop for iPad, and has a great video that demonstrates the app in action. It is now christened Premiere Rush CC and is part of the Creative Cloud subscription. "This is the real Photoshop on the iPad".

Government Claims 'It's OK To Be White' Vote Was A Mistake
Nonetheless, it was defeated by Labor, the Greens and the crossbench on Monday afternoon in a narrow vote: 31 votes to 28. He repeated Cormann's statement that it was an "administrative error", and he is reviewing the processes in his office.

How Meghan Markle Hid Her Pregnancy With Fashion
Prince Harry's ears or red hair? The baby will be seventh in line to the throne, and the Queen's eighth great-grandchild. Kensington Palace revealed the happy news after the couple touched down in Australia at the start of their 16-day tour.

India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3: Windies 76/6 at Tea
Pant continued his fine form in the home Test series against the Windies scoring an identical 92 runs in both the matches. For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.