NATIONS LEAGUE

Phil Foden toasts England debut with win over Iceland

Gareth Southgate handed Phil Foden his first senior call-up last month and the Manchester City player played 67 minutes from the start in Reykjavik.

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Foden handed England debut in Iceland Nations League clash

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden made his England debut in this evening's Nations League match against Iceland.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at City last season, featuring with increasing frequency in Pep Guardiola's first team. He made 38 appearances in all competitions, scoring eight times – a haul that included five of his six career strikes in the Premier League.

Iceland v England - UEFA Nations LeaguePhil Foden on his England debut against Iceland

Foden gains first cap for England

Gareth Southgate called up Foden, who has 15 England Under-21 caps and was a star performer during the Three Lions' U-20 World Cup triumph in 2017 and City youngster featured in the starting line-up, on the left of a midfield three anchored by West Ham's Declan Rice, with Southampton's James Ward-Prowse another surprise inclusion. Foden completed 67 minutes of the match before being substituted, replaced by Danny Ings.

Kieran Trippier moved over to left-back, with Southgate having opted against selecting a specialist in his squad. The Nations League Group A2 encounter was the first meeting between the two countries since Iceland stunned England with a 2-1 upset win in the last-16 phase of Euro 2016.

Kyle Walker sent off, Sterling seals win from the spot

England, who were reduced to 10 men when Kyle Walker was sent off for a second bookable offence on 69 minutes just scraped a result with Raheem Sterling converting a 90th minute penalty to give them a 0-1 win in Reykjavik.