surinenglish

England win over Croatia denies Spain semi-final spot in inaugural Nations League

England goalscorers Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane.
England goalscorers Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane. / AFP
  • Following a stoppage time 3-2 loss in Croatia last Thursday, Spain knew that only a draw at Wembley would ensure their progression

A comeback win from England at Wembley against Croatia on Sunday saw the Three Lions progress to the semi-finals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League at the expense of Spain.

Late goals from Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane cancelled out Andrej Kramarić's opener to avenge their World Cup semi-final defeat in the summer and place Gareth Southgate's men top of Group 4.

Following a stoppage time 3-2 loss in Croatia last Thursday, Spain knew that only a draw at Wembley would ensure their progression.

Instead, Luis Enrique's side had to console themselves with a 1-0 friendly win over Bosnia and Herzogovina, sealed by debutant Brais Méndez who scored after Isco's shot came back out off the goalkeeper.