England's Luke Shaw conscious after sickening head injury against Spain

Joe Gomez- Joe Gomez poised to start against Spain in England's three-man defence

Joe Gomez- Joe Gomez poised to start against Spain in England's three-man defence

The England left-back who provided the assist for Marcus Rashford's first goal had to be taken off on a stretcher after receiving oxygen on the field.

England's defeat was their first in 25 competitive fixtures at Wembley.

It was a packed 90 minutes for England's opening Nations League match, with games against Spain and Croatia - both home and away - yet to come.

"Going by numbers and performances, he is world's number one".

The familiar chants from the summer could be heard throughout the game as the Three Lions supporters let manager Gareth Southgate know "he's the one" and that "football is coming home again".

England responded in style and scored a goal of stunning quality in the 11th minute.

However, Spain hit back nearly immediately through Saul Niguez and Rodrigo netted later on in the first half to give the visitors the lead.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was watching on from the stands in London and will be nervously awaiting the results of the medical assessments.

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Ultimately, England is still lacking technically gifted midfielders with enough big-game experience, while Spain could deploy Saul, Isco and Thiago Alcantra.

The foul appeared to be given for an infringement on De Gea, though Welbeck gave Sergio Busquets a slight shove before challenging the goalkeeper.

The incident happened at the start of the second half.

With Shaw out, Danny Rose should start at left wing-back while Trent Alexander-Arnold could get a start on the opposite flank.

Southgate said he was unsure whether his side could close the gap to the top teams before the next European Championship, in which the semi-finals and final will be played at Wembley.

"Normally the first thoughts are happy memories, goals and wins, but then obviously you go on to think what could have been".

"We have to expect that Spain were better than us for long periods of the game", Southgate said.

England have now lost three matches in a row - against Croatia, Belgium and now Spain - proof they are still a work in progress.

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