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England attack bounced back, says Southgate

16 October 2018, MVT 14:28
England's football team manager Gareth Southgate. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURI
16 October 2018, MVT 14:28

Gareth Southgate believes England's attack answered their critics on Monday by scoring three goals in a whirlwind first half against Spain.

Raheem Sterling hit two either side of a clinical finish from Marcus Rashford, while Harry Kane was heavily involved too, providing a pair of excellent assists in the 3-2 victory in Seville.

Spain had never conceded three goals at home before half-time and while Paco Alcacer pulled one back, England's win was secure by the time Sergio Ramos headed in with the game's final touch.

Sterling, Rashford and Kane have all faced criticism in recent weeks.

Sterling had not scored for England in three years -- 1,102 days to be exact -- while Kane's international drought now stands at seven matches.

Rashford, meanwhile, was guilty of spurning two golden chances against Croatia on Friday.

Seville, Spain | AFP

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