Marcus Rashford opens the scoring for England against Spain

Danny Woods
September 9, 2018

Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw was stretchered off 54 minutes into the UEFA Nations League match against Spain on Saturday but does not appear to have suffered a serious injury.

The match was halted for almost five minutes soon after the restart when England defender Shaw went down after a collision with Dani Carvajal and had to be stretchered off the field.

The 23-year-old received six minutes of treatment on the field before being carried off on a stretcher, wearing a neck brace and an oxygen mask.

However, Shaw's condition is not as bad as first feared, with the left-back posting on Twitter an hour after the match ended 2-1.

Southgate said the goal should have stood but admitted his side had struggled to counter Spain's passing game.

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'Rashford was feeling something, we'll have to assess him in the morning, ' said the England manager. It's obviously a nasty-looking fall and collision.

And both teams were on the scoresheet before the quarter-hour, with Marcus Rashford scoring from an inch-perfect Luke Shaw cross on the counter-attack and Saul smashing home a first-time shot in traffic from Rodrigo's cross to make it 1-1. "For certain, we won't take any chances with his health but the good news he is awake, talking and seems reasonably fine".

Seeing the left back get back to where most people would have expected him to be since August has been one of the few highlights for most Manchester United fans this season so far.

There were nine minutes of stoppage time to take into account the time Shaw was being treated, but try as they might, there would be no late comeback for England, as a very late strike from Welbeck was ruled out for a supposed foul on De Gea.

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