Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ramos Calls Three Lions World Class after Defeat

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ramos Calls Three Lions World Class after Defeat

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SPAIN captain Sergio Ramos felt England were world-class during their 3-2 victory in Seville.

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

Raheem Sterling scored two goals in the opening 45 minutes, having only scored twice in his previous 45 international appearances, with Marcus Rashford sweeping home in an extraordinary first half which Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos called a "disaster" for his side.

Spain were much improved after the break and responded with goals from Paco Alcacer and Ramos, who was encouraged by his team's riposte.

"The beautiful thing about football is that it gives you an opportunity to turn things around," Ramos was quoted as saying by L'Equipe following Spain's first competitive defeat on home soil since 2003. …

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