Nations League: England save day on late penalty

Baku, September 6, AZERTAC

European football powerhouse England narrowly beat Iceland 1-0 in Saturday's UEFA Nations League match, according to Anadolu Agency.

Raheem Sterling scored an injury time penalty in the second half to secure the win in Reykjavik.

The visitors were on edge in the Nations League A - Group 2 match as Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason penalty shot went over the crossbar after Sterling's goal.

Both teams were down to 10 men when English right back Kyle Walker was shown a red card in the 71st minute after a foul.

And Iceland center back Sverrir Ingason was sent off in the 89th minute when his foul led to a penalty kick scored by Sterling.

The win gave the Three Lions three points to place second in the group led by Belgium.

Belgians bagged three points with a 2-0 shutout win Saturday against Denmark in Copenhagen.

Defender Jason Denayer and forward Dries Mertens were the match’s scorers.

Iceland and Denmark did not earn points.

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