Fears for Shaw after injury in England v Spain

Fears for Shaw after injury in England v Spain

Fears for Shaw after injury in England v Spain

Manchester United fullback Luke Shaw has assured fans he's okay after suffering a serious head injury in England's defeat to Spain.

The home side went close twice through Rashford in the closing stages and were unfortunate to have a late Danny Welbeck goal ruled out for an apparent foul on David De Gea, but Spain held out to make a winning start to the Nations League.

England have conceded six goals in their last three games in all competitions and Gareth Southgate will feel Spain were allowed back into the contest far too easily, particularly after Harry Maguire played Rodrigo onside for their second.

Eight weeks after their memorable World Cup run was ended by Croatia in the semi-finals, the optimism sweeping England looked justified as Marcus Rashford opened the scoring after 11 minutes.

"It was a great tournament for us, but for the gaffer as well and he had a lot of good memories from that". We want to test ourselves against the best and certainly tonight we put up a fight.

Against England, Spain had far less possession than they were used to under World Cup caretaker coach Fernando Hierro and predecessors Julen Lopetegui and Vicente del Bosque but played with more objective and were more direct than before.

Three quick thoughts from Spain's 2-1 win over England in the UEFA Nations League at Wembley on Saturday.

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"I don't think we were under any illusions as a coaching team", Southgate said.

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

Luke Shaw will return to Manchester United on Monday after the FA confirmed that the England full back suffered concussion.

England were forced into a change early on in the second half after a sickening clash of heads left Shaw needing seven minutes of treatment by a posse of medics before being carried off the pitch on a stretcher. "Before I left, the missus said, "Oh, you are back off on your boys" holiday again.' And that is what it kind of feels like".

"But I've got to give the players enormous credit because it was a game where we could've folded and disappeared but we didn't".

Rashford was also replaced in added time by Danny Welbeck, after signalling to the bench that he had picked up a knock.

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