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Summary

  1. Raheem Sterling ends his England goal drought
  2. England 3-0 before half time
  3. Three Lions' first win in Spain since 1987
  4. Victory leaves England on four points; second in Group D, behind the Spaniards
  5. Get Involved: Who caught the eye for England? #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Denise Evans

All times stated are UK

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  1. See you later

    Spain 2-3 England

    Sam, Glyn and Steve there via Get Involved, loving what England did to Spain in Seville last night.

    And I'm the kind of person who likes to leave things on a positive note.

    You know, just like not going to bed on an argument.

    So as I wrap things up, I'll leave you with this image of pure joy.

    Until next time, ta ta!

    Harry Winks
  2. Post update

    Rep. Ireland v Wales (19:45 BST)

    Don't forget to tune in to our live text for the Ireland v Wales game (KO 19:45). It's a key game and both teams need a win.

    Check out the match preview right about here.

  3. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    Sam: Pathetic/disheartening that people seem to be bashing England despite a win that quite frankly no one really predicated. It wasn’t perfect, but it was an entertaining game, from a young side and at the end of the day we came out on top.

    Glyn Kneebone: last night showed that by having the courage to commit to playing 4-3-3 is way forward. If England had allowed Spanish possession this would have forced back midfield into 4-5-1 leaving Kane isolated. Kudos to Southgate and players.

    SMS Message: In the W/C semi final England could have been 3 nil up in half an hour and lost. Football has only ever been about goals scored. Spain have not lost at home to anyone for 15 years. This was a wonderful and well deserved win from Steve
    Steve
  4. 'Clinical'

    Spain 2-3 England

    I must say, seeing a forward providing unselfish assists and looking genuinely pleased to see his team-mates score, is something we could all get used to, isn't it?

    Captain Harry Kane was full of praise when he took to social medal after last night's game.

    The Spurs striker provided two assists and was heavily involved in all three of England's goals.

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  5. Post update

    Spain 2-3 England

    This is what it means to see your team-mate break his barren scoring run.

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  6. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: England could have been two down before we scored. And Spain could easily have scored four in the second half from Richard, Essex
    Richard, Essex
    SMS Message: At the end of the day it's just a glorified friendly. Meaningless. At least real football is back this weekend. from Mark, Cheshire
    Mark, Cheshire
    SMS Message: Ref 11.10, you'd be mad to pick Sterling over peak Michael Owen. Owen had 20 England goals after 46 caps - Sterling has 4. With Owen, we wouldn't have need penalties to beat Colombia and we'd have blown Croatia away with all the chances Sterling had (and missed). from Dominic
    Dominic
  7. Fixtures reminder

    Here's a reminder of tonight's Nations League fixtures.

    It's the last round of games in the international football window, before players head back to their domestic clubs.

    The pick of this lot looks to be France v Germany (19:45 BST).

    Can the Germans turn around their poor recent form and beat the World Champions on their home soil?

    Nations League fixtures
  8. Have you ranked England's best performances since 2000 yet?

    Spain 2-3 England

    This combination is proving popular so far.

    Have your say here

    England rank
  9. Get Involved

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    Creake and Vibez: I’m half expecting Baddiel and Skinner to reach number one in the charts this week, the nation to start waving its flags consistency wins championships not one off performances. In fact we have not been consistently good for more than two games for years (inc WC)

    Kyle: Brilliant performance from England last night. Harry Kane is just as dangerous playing as a number 10 as he is a number 9. Stunning performance from him he deserved a goal

    FPL HJ: I don't agree Southgate should go but I despise the sitting back approach. It puts the fans nervously on edge throughout. So if we're that nervous imagine how the players feel. Got to find a better way of defending leads by playing football not sitting back

  10. 'Sad reality' - what the Spanish papers say

    Spain 2-3 England

    The Spanish papers have had their say on last night’s result.

    El Mundo says Spain were ‘returned to their sad reality’. Marca writes England ‘stunned La Roja’. ‘Kane Destroys Spain’ was Mundo Deportivo’s take.

    Safe to say, they’re not a happy bunch.

    AS Mundo
    Mundo Deportivo
  11. A new United deal looks a Shaw thing

    ICYMI: This story dropped last night as it was revealed Luke Shaw is close to agreeing a contract extension at Manchester United.

    The left-back pulled out of the England squad due to injury, and returned to United's training base in Carrington to recover.

    Luke Shaw
  12. Get Involved

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    Callum from London is back. he's a brave man...

    SMS Message: I didn't expect much support just yet but that will change soon. We watched as Southgate made the same tactical changes he made against Colombia and Croatia to throw away another commanding and comfortable position. He isn't learning and that's why he needs to go. from Callum, London
    Callum, London
    SMS Message: Yes Ben, London (11.32) it's all about Wales isn't it? As you say three years ago (and counting...) now. from Tom, London
    Tom, London
    SMS Message: Pickford is the English Mignolet. Good for a flashy save every now and then, likes to mouth off about other keepers errors but goes to bits when any pressure is on him. Concedes 2 goals on average per game and has the nerve to tell everyone to calm down when he's trying Cruyff turns in the box and spilling easy catches out of play. from Anon
    Anon
  13. What do the managers say?

    Rep. Ireland v Wales (19:45 BST)

    Speaking on his missing duo, Wales manager Ryan Giggs said he will look give his younger players an opportunity to impress, stating he will “give players chances no matter how old they are”.

    Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has expressed his concerns about the size of the pitch at the Aviva stadium in terms of his players’ “athletic ability”.

    “It helps the players in midfield who don't have big distances to cover if they lose the ball. But that's sometimes easier said than done. Sometimes if we drop back, it feels that there may be safety in numbers”

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    Ryan Giggs
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    Prince Randle: It was satisfying that the goals came from open play. England relied too heavily on headers and penalties (and of course Trippier's free kick) during the WC.

    Matt Wilkinson: It was a good result last night but it just makes you think......what if we went at Croatia like that on Friday. We would be leading the group. Whole idea of this league is so that we don’t play friendlies. We play Friday like one. Frustrating!!

    SMS Message: Barkley was one of the best players out there last night, some sublime balls played by him from Jacob Jones
    Jacob Jones
  15. Nations League preview

    Rep. Ireland v Wales (19.45 BST)

    Meanwhile, Martin O’Neill’s Ireland will be missing Callum O’Dowda who ‘felt unwell during the Denmark game’ and won’t be risked according to his manager.

    Wales have lost both their games since beating Ireland 4-1 in the Nations League, with defeats to Spain (4-1) and Denmark (2-0).

    If the Welsh beat Ireland they can go top of Group B4. An Ireland win would see them leapfrog Giggs’ side and climb off the bottom of the group.

    Martin O’Neill
  16. Looking ahead

    Rep. Ireland v Wales (19:45 BST)

    Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale are both set to miss Wales' Nations League game against Republic of Ireland in Dublin tonight.

    The pair will be unavailable for the first time in a competitive fixture for their nation since 2008, underlining their commitment and importance to Ryan Giggs’ side.

    Ramsey has withdrawn from the squad after his wife gave birth to twins this week.

    Real Madrid's Bale has returned to his club with a groin injury. The latter sat out of Wales’ 4-1 defeat by Spain on Thursday. Ethan Ampadu and Chris Mepham are also missing from the Wales squad.

    Ramsey and Bale
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    Ben Sladden: People forget there's two teams in football. Spain reacted at half time, they addressed our strengths and limited our output. We could have been better in the second half, but this is an extremely young team who defended a lead against a formidable Spanish side

    SMS Message: Decent first half, but still has nothing on Wales' storming comeback against Belgium in the Euros three years back. Passed Belgium off the park, and that Robson-Kanu Cruyff turn and finish from Ben, London
    Ben, London
    SMS Message: I was on tenterhooks watching the highlights and I already knew the result! That's entertainment... from Sav, London
    Sav, London
  18. Southgate speaks

    Spain 2-3 England

    Southgate said his side "showed quality" and were "brave".

    He told BBC Radio 5 live: "The quality of the performance - we played with courage and used the ball with courage. If you come and defend for 90 minutes they will unlock you.

    "We really showed some quality and a good mentality to play out of their pressing. Spain are very aggressive in the way they press. All our players, right through the team, were brave enough to play the way we wanted to play.

    "It's fine to have an idea of how you want to play but to do it is a huge credit to them."

    Gareth Southagte
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    Don Uorri: I am still amazed by people claiming Henderson had a great World Cup, he had a very good game vs Sweden & that was it. Winks clearly needs to play ahead of him

    SMS Message: Best results since 5-1 away to Germany in 2001. To beat a Spain side that haven't lost a competitive home game in 15 years is a huge achievement with a team that we're all under 25 barring Trippier. What a year for England and Southgate , huge progress under his leadership. from JD
    JD
    SMS Message: @ShaunMcCann I don't want to rubbish the England team but the media have completely blown this out of proportion with headlines such as "England Come of Age". It's unnecessary to create that sort of hype on one game. Any team can beat any one team on a given day. Let's just try and enjoy watching these youngsters develop. from Glen, London
    Glen, London