Date: 16th November 2016 at 11:26am
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England let slip a two-goal lead with just a few minutes to play to end up drawing 2-2 with Spain at Wembley on Tuesday night.

Gareth Southgate’s final game in temporary charge got off to an excellent start when Jamie Vardy was brought down in the box by goalkeeper Pepe Reina, allowing Adam Lallana to step up and slot home the penalty.

The hosts then doubled their lead three minutes into the second-half when striker Vardy, who had gone 14 games without scoring for club and country, headed home a superb Jordan Henderson cross.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Substitute Theo Walcott, who came on for the injured Lallana in the first-half, had a chance to make it 3-0, but his effort was well saved by Reina, and that miss came back to bite England as Liverpool flop Iago Aspas finished brilliantly past Tom Heaton in the final minute of normal time.

As the clock ticked down, it looked like England were going to hold on for a fine victory, but Real Madrid’s Isco fired home in the sixth minute of added time to salvage a draw for the visitors.

The result means that Southgate’s four-game stint in temporary charge comes to a close, but two wins and two draws in that time means he is the heavy favourite to land the job on a permanent basis.

Unsurprisingly, some England fans took to Twitter to lament a frustrating result, but many were encouraged by a decent performance from the Three Lions…

Many supporters also believe that Southgate should be given the job permanently…

 
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