England recorded their first win in Spain for 31 years in Seville on Monday night.
Gareth Southgate’s side found themselves 3-0 up at the half-time whistle thanks to three magnificently worked goals.
Raheem Sterling ended his England goal drought with a brace and Marcus Rashford was on the scoresheet too.
Spain fought back in the second-half but succumbed to a defeat despite goals from Paco Alcacer and Sergio Ramos.
The 3-2 loss was Spain’s first at home in a competitive match for 15 years.
Ramos, 32, became public enemy number one with Liverpool fans after injuring Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final.
The Real Madrid defender, winning his 160th cap for Spain, was captaining his country against the Three Lions.
REFEREE V RAMOS
The allotted seven minutes of stoppage time had already been played when Ramos headed in a late consolation goal.
Immediately after making it 3-2, Ramos attempted to hype up the crowd – but the referee, Szymon Marciniak, quickly blew the full-time whistle.
Ramos trying to rally Spain to a comeback after bringing it back to 3-2 then the ref blowing the full time whistle immediately after truly is delightful pic.twitter.com/TmSdmQdUTO
— Cosmo Khan (@CosmoKh4n) October 15, 2018
Ramos was fuming with the referee – and Liverpool fans on social media couldn’t have enjoyed it any more.
Evidently, he’s still a very unpopular man on Merseyside.
Referee blew the final whistle while Ramos was celebrating. pic.twitter.com/3Zj1iiV20O
— #9 (@NineRole) October 15, 2018
Loooool Ramos hyping up the crowd all for the ref to blow the whistle 3 seconds later 😂😂😂
— ً (@bubbIxs) October 15, 2018
Nah Ramos doing all that stevie G instanbul hype up celebration then the ref blowing the final whistle pic.twitter.com/kb4OiWruoa
— koenma (@Van_der_Zaa) October 15, 2018
Most enjoyable thing about that game was the ref blowing the final whistle seconds after Ramos' completely over the top celebration of a 97th minute consolation goal. #ESPENG
— TheWool_LFC (@TheWool_LFC) October 15, 2018
Ramos scoring and trying to hype up the Spain supporters and then to get told by the referee the games finished literally 2 seconds later is quite amusing.
— Danny (@IAmInnocentFFS) October 15, 2018
They really, really don’t like Sergio Ramos.
Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was booked for his animated protests and Sergio Busquets could be in hot water for throwing the ball in the referee’s direction.
Speaking after the game, Ramos described England as “world class” but lamented Spain’s abject first half performance.
“We gifted the first half [to England] with mistakes,” said the Spanish captain. “A team like England condemns you, because they’re a world class national team with great individuals.”
“We reacted really well in the second half, forcing England back into their area. We did a lot of things well to get back into the game.”
“It’s a shame because it brings a good run to an end and a win would have put us in the final four [of the UEFA Nations League].
“Now we have another chance against Croatia.”