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Live Reporting

Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    A disappointing night for England in their first game after the World Cup.

    Have a read of the report

    We are back on Sunday for more international action.

    Until then.

  2. 'It should be a goal'

    England 1-2 Spain


    More from England boss Gareth Southgate: "Luke Shaw is up and talking and will be assessed. He gave a great ball for the goal. Marcus Rashford had a great impact on the game. Joe Gomez's defending was excellent. There are individual positives and as a collective they gave everything."

    On the disallowed goal: "Their two centre-backs came together to block Danny. It is clear he stands there and De Gea goes over the top and drops the ball. Everyone can see it should be a goal."

  3. 'Spain were better for long periods'

    England 1-2 Spain


    England manager Gareth Southgate, speaking to Sky Sports: "They pressed us and we didn't keep the ball well enough. I have to give the players credit. We could have folded and disappeared. In the last 25 minutes we came into the game and could have got a draw.

    "We are under no illusion that Spain were the better team for long periods. We are still at the early stages of what we want to do.

    "They pressed well. It took us a while to work out where that was coming form and solutions to it. We are still finding out feet in playing out. We can go back to an old style but we will never be a top team. Or we stick with it and accept it won't always work.

    "The system in Spain has produced some of the best midfielders in the world. We are a different profile of players who can't play like they do. But we can move the ball. When we are match fitter we will function better up the pitch. It takes time. We have come a long way.

    "Today was a tough test in terms of pressing and a team who are so good in possession. We have to keep reviewing and looking at what we do. But we want to stick to the plan and get better at it."

  4. Post update

    England 1-2 Spain

    Gareth Southgate has called it a "tough" night against a "top side". Full quotes to come from the England boss.

  5. Slow starters

    England 1-2 Spain

    None of the last nine managers of the Spain national team have lost their first game in charge, since Luis Suarez in 1998.

  6. Muddled messages?

    England 1-2 Spain

    Guillem Balague

    Spanish football journalist on BBC Radio 5 live

    If you're Gareth Southgate, you'd be saying we want to keep the ball and if he was to say today 'let's play completely different', it can confuse the players - though Spain struggled when England got the ball in behind.

  7. A losing streak

    England 1-2 Spain

    After the World Cup semi-final loss against Croatia and third/fourth place play-off defeat by Belgium, this was England’s third consecutive defeat in all competitions.

    They last lost three in a row back in June 1988, with all three losses coming at Euro 88.

  8. 'Referee bottled it'

    England 1-2 Spain


    England captain Harry Kane, speaking to Sky Sports about whether the 'goal' should have stood at the end: "100%, in the big moments you need the referee to stay strong but unfortunately he has bottled it. In the big moments you need a firm referee who doesn't get decisions wrong under pressure.

    "Danny Welbeck stood there, De Gea went up, he caught the ball but as he went down he fell on Danny, no foul or anything, and the ball dropped.

    "It was a good game, a good test against a team that keeps the ball well. It was difficult but we had good spells in the game and we probably created the better chances.

    "We tried to press and play with high intensity. There's a lot of stuff we can learn from but I think we can hold our heads up high."

  9. 'Bottled it'

    England 1-2 Spain

    I am amazed by this.

    Harry Kane, usually so subdued, has come out to face the cameras and said the referee "bottled it tonight."

    Full quotes to come.

  10. 'Spain struggled to live with direct football'

    England 1-2 Spain

    Chris Waddle

    Ex-England winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    It just shows how when England have nothing to lose they get the ball into the box earlier - why don't they do that earlier?

    They have to look how to unsettle teams because you can't out-football Spain - you have to look at how you can cause each team problems.

    Spain ran out of legs a bit, they fell deeper and deeper and they struggled to live with the direct football from England.

    Spain were the better football team, they edged it overall but Rashford had two or three chances that he should have placed in the corner and England could have had something from it.

  11. Post update

    England 1-2 Spain

    That is England's first competitive defeat at home since 2007 against Croatia.

    Remember that one?

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    Roy D: "It's not coming home, it's not coming home the new Nations trophy it's not coming home"



    England 1-2 Spain

    All over at Wembley, Spain claim victory in the Nations League.

    Spain celebrate
  14. CLOSE!

    England 1-2 Spain

    Another England corner, but Danny Welbeck cannot direct his header on target.

  15. CLOSE!

    England 1-2 Spain

    England corner swung in by Kieran Trippier, flicked on by John Stones and Harry Kane is inches away from converting into the net.

  16. 'Some you get'

    England 1-2 Spain

    Chris Waddle

    Ex-England winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    From here David De Gea seemed to catch it and drop the ball. Welbeck actually does very well to put the ball in the goal from there.

    Some you get and some you don't.


    England 1-2 Spain

    Danny Welbeck has the ball in the net. Has it been given?

    Spain goalkeeper David de Gea calls "goalkeeperrrr" and sprints off his line for a high ball.

    He catches it, but then as he comes back down to Earth, drops the ball on a plate for Welbeck to tuck in to an open net.

    But referee Danny Makkelie rules that there was a foul on De Gea - there wasn't - and gives Spain the free-kick.

    Danny Makkelie disallows a goal
  18. Post update

    England 1-2 Spain

    Three minutes off injury-time left.

    Is there one final chance left in England? Can they create something out of nothing?


    England 1-2 Spain

    Marcus Rashford scored one and should have had another.

    His game is run and is replaced by Arsenal's Danny Welbeck.