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England vs Spain LIVE: Euro 2022 latest score and updates as Esther Gonzalez goal sees Lionesses trail

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Covid-hit Sarina Wiegman ‘very hopeful’ of making England’s Euros quarter-final

Euro 2022 has reached the knock-out stages and it’s England’s turn first up to try and advance to the last four, as they face Spain in the quarter-finals at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. Both these nations were seen as potential winners at the outset of the competition, especially prior to Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas suffering a long-term knee injury, while the likes of big-hitters Germany, Sweden and Netherlands remain in the knockouts too and will hope to go the distance.

During the group stage, England eased past Austria, Norway and Nothern Ireland without conceding a single goal, but the real tests start from this point on for Sarina Wiegman’s side. The head coach will be back on the sidelines too after recovering from Covid, though goalkeeper Hannah Hampton has now tested positive.

As for Spain, they finished second in Group B behind Germany, beating Denmark and Finland but knowing they need an improvement from this point onward to go deep into the competition.

Follow all the latest news, build-up and line-ups ahead of England vs Spain at Euro 2022 below:

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England 0-1 Spain

75 mins: Del Castillo continues to cause problems for Rachel Daly. She nutmegs the left-back and fires a rapid cross into the middle that is too quick for any of her team mates to get to.

Spain are managing the game. Keeping possession and holding up the ball.

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England 0-1 Spain

72 mins: Inside the final 20 minutes now and the ball falls kindly for Toone after Russo wins the ball on the edge of the box. Toone drills it first time and laces an effort over the bar but the referee has already blown for a free kick to Spain.

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England 0-1 Spain

70 mins: The England supporters have been incredibly vocal since the Lionesses went behind. They are willing a goal to go in. England win consecutive corners that Chloe Kelly fizzes into the box.

Panos deals with the first one and the second skims off the head of Alessia Russo before getting knocked out for a throw in.

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England 0-1 Spain

67 mins: Del Castillo’s deflected cross bounces up kindly for Mary Earps who earlier managed to keep out a skewed cross that was dropping into the net.

England are in the ‘score, don’t concede’ part of the match. Each minute that goes by, the pressure will grow on the Lionesses.

Sandra Panos has been warned about time-wasting by the referee.

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England 0-1 Spain

64 mins: Keira Walsh chips a lovely ball into the box from the middle of the pitch and almost slots in Lauren Hemp but it’s good goalkeeping from Sandra Panos who sprints off her line and smothers the ball before Hemp reaches it.

Ella Toone is on in place of Fran Kirby for the Lionesses.

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England 0-1 Spain

62 mins: Penalty shout for England! The ball is flicked into the box and won in the air by Alessia Russo who flicks the ball over to Lauren Hemp. Hemp takes the ball away from Ona Batlle who makes contact with the England forward and brings her down.

The referee awards a free kick to Spain and VAR doesn’t overturn the decision. Harsh on England.

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England 0-1 Spain

60 mins: This is the first true test for the Lionesses in the tournament. If they can score they’ll wrestle all the momentum away from Spain.

Lauren Hemp curls a free kick into the box but its easily defended at the near post.

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England 0-1 Spain

57 mins: England have conceded for the first time in the tournament and it’s fully deserved from Spain. They’ve been the better side but maybe that goal will unlock England and allow them to play with more freedom.

Chloe Kelly and Alessia Russo are both called into action with Beth Mead and Ellen White taken off.

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GOAL! England 0-1 Spain (54’, Gonzalez) ⚽️

54 mins: Spain lead! It’s a huge error from Rachel Daly as the ball comes out wide to Spain substitute Athenea del Castillo. The winger flicks it inside Daly after she overcommits to a tackle then squares it to Esther Gonzalez.

The forward takes a touch, shoots on the spin and sinks it into the back of the net.

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England 0-0 Spain

51 mins: England have come out from the break and are already pushing higher up the pitch. It’s a brave move which should see them earn more possession but will also leave them open to a counter-attack.

Lucy Bronze wins the ball for the Lionesses and feeds it to Georgia Stanway on the wing. Stanway sends in the cross but Ellen White starts her run too soon and is flagged offside.

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