Watch: Double Penalty Drama In Iceland Hands England Late Win

Watch: Double Penalty Drama In Iceland Hands England Late Win

Who said the UEFA Nations League was boring?

England have got some small revenge for their Euro 2016 horror show against Iceland, securing a late victory in Reykjavík in dramatic fashion.

The visitors dominated the ball but failed to create many chances. When Kyle Walker was sent off with 20 minutes to play, it looked as though Iceland could be in line to pull off another shock.

It did little to change the flow of the game, however, with England continuing to have the vast majority of possession.

They were handed a golden opportunity late on when Icelandic defender Sverrir Ingi Ingason was perhaps harshly adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty area. Raheem Sterling converted the resulting spot kick.


There was still time for more drama.

Iceland would go straight up the other end from the kick-off and win a penalty of their own, with Joe Gomez hauling down an attacker in the box.

Unfortunately, midfielder Birkir Bjarnason would make an absolute balls of it from there.

Not great.

This extended Iceland's horrific record in the Nations League, with the country now having lost all five games they have played in the competition.

Gary Connaughton

You may also like