England 2-2 Spain

Two late goals from Spain secured them a draw against England in the friendly match at Wembley Stadium last night. England’s first goal was a penalty from Adam Lallana; an incisive ball from Lallana found Jamie Vardy and a bad touch resulted in Reina bringing him down. Vardy doubled the lead early in the second half with a powerful diving header from 6 yards. Aspas pulled a goal back just before the 90th minute and Isco scored Spain’s second goal with the last kick of the game.

As expected, Spain dominated possession, but for much of the match didn’t offer too much of a threat to England’s goal. England looked to play on the break with a pacy front four and when they played quick, one and two touch football. However, when they played slow, they were closed down by Spain and lost the ball. The tactics seemed to be to play direct to use the pace of the attacking players, whilst minimising the space for the Spanish attackers, particularly between the midfield and defence.

What did you think of England’s (or Spain’s) performance? Leave a comment to let me know.

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