Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Shaw to report back to Manchester United's medical team on Monday

Shaw to report back to Manchester United's medical team on Monday

"We're under no illusions that Spain were the better team for long periods of that but they are brilliant at what they do and we are in the early stages of what we're trying to do".

Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos has shrugged off jeers from England fans and pointed out the death threats he received in the aftermath of the Champions League final against Liverpool.

There was an anxious, hushed atmosphere around Wembley early in the second half when England defender Luke Shaw was treated for an injury after a collision with Carvajal that led to his head bouncing hard on the ground.

Medics rushed onto the pitch to give Shaw, 23, oxygen and carry him off on a stretcher.

John Stones, Danny Rose, Jordan Henderson, Eric Dier and Jesse Lingard have all gone on to become key figures under Southgate since facing Spain the last time around, though, and the new-look England came within a whisker of reaching the World Cup final for the first time since 1966 in Russian Federation.

With many fearing the worst for Luke Shaw, it was reported shortly afterward that he was doing well, and had been contacting his family from within the England dressing-room to inform them of his condition.

England move up to Leicester for their next challenge, a friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday.

Marcus Rashford gave England the ideal start with an 11th-minute strike from Luke Shaw's pass but Spain responded with an nearly instant equaliser thanks to Saul Niguez's low finish.

Before the incident, the full-back impressed on his first Three Lions start since 2015 and provided a superb assist for Rashford's opener.

Southgate said the goal should have stood but admitted his side had struggled to counter Spain's passing game.

"Normally the first thoughts are happy memories, goals and wins, but then obviously you go on to think what could have been". I have no doubts that, by sending a message to a United player, he was not just simply exhibiting good sportsmanship.

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