Sergio Ramos may have stamped on England winger Raheem Sterling

Gomez will be handed a chance to impress in the absence of John Stones

Gomez will be handed a chance to impress in the absence of John Stones Credit REUTERS

Raheem Sterling scored twice, ending a big-time goal drought on the worldwide level, with Marcus Rashford getting the other goal.

England condemned Spain to their first competitive home defeat in 15 years after a vibrant display in Seville which saw Raheem Sterling bag a brace.

The Three Lions could not have started better, as two goals by Raheem Sterling and a Marcus Rashford strike gave them a 3-0 lead at half time - and despite conceding two second-half goals, they held out for the three points.

Spain could have secured a spot in the last four with a win, while a draw would have ended England's chances of advancing.

He's very effective, and he's the first pick for every manager because he plays such a simple game, and because he plays such a simple game he's great for the team.

I used to take a decent amount of interest in England and have been to a couple of tournaments in the past.

Paco Alcacer and Sergio Ramos pulled goals back for the hosts in the second period but the damage had been done in the first 38 minutes.

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Sterling, two months short of his 24th birthday, was the most experienced England player on the pitch during the remarkable 3-2 victory over Spain.

Gareth Southgate's men stunned Spain in one of the most memorable England wins for many a year, and their first in that country since 1987.

"He's great technically, but there's also other technical players who are unsafe and I can assure you we've been studying them, watching them on videos".

This was the first time that Spain have looked vulnerable since their post-World Cup renaissance where they've scored 12 goals in three games including a six-goal hammering of World Cup finalist Croatia. "Maybe they were expecting us to be back by the end of June". We said before the show it's like watching a different player.

"I slipped up a little bit, but on the night he was better than him", he told Sky Sports.

"With a lot of young players, it's important they have good experiences, that they enjoy playing for England and feel the way we want to play", Southgate said.

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