By Nick Callow For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 19:36 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 08:47 BST, 6 September 2020
England laboured in Reykjavik but sealed a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Iceland in the Nations League thanks to Raheem Sterling's late penalty.
Gareth Southgate's side were reduced to 10 men in the second half as Kyle Walker was dismissed for a second bookable offence, and Sverrir Ignason was also given his marching orders after handling the ball as referee Srdjan Jovanovic awarded a penalty.
Sterling held his nerve from the spot but England conceded a stoppage time penalty when Joe Gomez hauled down his opponent, only for former Aston Villa man Birkir Bjarnason to blaze his spot kick over the bar.
Raheem Sterling showed composure to score a late penalty in England's win over Iceland
Halldorsson 7; Hermannsson 6, Arnason 7, Ingason 6 Magnusson 6; Palsson 7; Traustason 6 (Hallfredsson 76), Bjarnason 6; Bodvarsson 7 (Fridjónsson 90), Thorsteinsson 5 (Sigurdsson 66, 6); Gudmundsson 7.
Booked: Ingason, Sent off: Ingason
Gareth Southgate 6
No waistcoat and mixed tactics, team lacked attacking