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Iceland vs England PLAYER RATINGS: Kyle Walker has lost his place after being sent off... while Raheem Sterling kept his cool to seal the win and was a regular threat cutting in from the wing Kyle Walker could face a lengthy wait for his 50th England cap after red card Trent Alexander-Arnold may become Gareth Southgate's first-choice right-back Raheem Sterling produced a mature performance and scored when it mattered Meanwhile, Joe Gomez spoiled a solid performance by conceding late penalty

By Nick Callow For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 19:36 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 08:47 BST, 6 September 2020

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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

Raheem Sterling showed composure to score a late penalty in England's win over Iceland

PLAYER RATINGS 

ICELAND (4-1-2-2-1)   

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 

ENGLAND (4-3-3)  

Gareth Southgate 6

No waistcoat and mixed tactics, team lacked attacking

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