England 1-2 Spain: Hosts lose Nations League opener at Wembley

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England pushed for a leveler as the half wore on, and late on, sub Danny Welbeck thought he had made it 2-2, only for the goal to be harshly ruled out for a foul.

Playing bravely out from the back rather than clearing long, England worked the ball to Kane who found the marauding Shaw on the left and his precise pass was ideal for Rashford to slot past his Manchester United team mate David De Gea.

"Danny Welbeck's just stood there, the keeper went to catch it and fell on top of him - he's put it away and somehow the ref's given a foul".

"You need a firm ref who under the pressure doesn't give wrong decisions".

"A certain part of the press has tried to divide us because we are two people with a lot of character".

Having started his first game back in the English team superbly, the Manchester United full-back played an exquisite pass into his club-mate Marcus Rashford for England's opener.

"It was hard but we had good spells in the game and we probably created the better chances".

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'I've never had any doubts with De Gea, ' said the Spain boss.

"I think it's clear for everybody to see that it should have been a goal".

We are looking at a new Spain, a more direct team, just like Luis Enrique outlined when he was chosen as coach. We were a bit disjointed in our pressing, but even when you press well against them they have some wonderful players.

Just ahead of him in midfield, Henderson fared reasonably, providing some useful balls over the top to utilise Rashford's pace, but Sky Sports co-commentator Gary Neville was critical of his role in Rodrigo's victor. We did it a couple of times but at the moment we're still finding our feet in playing out from those areas. He is a high level player and all his seasons in England prove that we are right to continue with him.

'He may have mistakes like everybody else, but we have one of the best in the world.

"But we don't have a creative player like Andrea Pirlo".

According to the Evening Standard, Luis said: "I am especially happy about David De Gea's performance".