England completed their UEFA Nations League campaign with a comfortable 4-0 win over 10-man Iceland in which Declan Rice scored his first international goal and Phil Foden bagged a brace.
Despite Sunday’s defeat to Belgium already eliminating England from contention to make the UEFA Nations League Finals, Gareth Southgate had been keen to stress the importance of this fixture, such is the lack of games between now and the Euros next summer.
It took the hosts some time to warm up, but they found the net twice in the space of four minutes to take a grip of things, with Rice flicking on a Foden corner kick at the near post. Soon after, it was Mason Mount who found the back of the net with a composed finish.
England took their foot off the gas in the second half, even more so once Iceland were reduced to 10 men. Birkir Mar Sævarsson was shown a second yellow card for a pull back on Bukayo Saka, effectively ending the match as a contest.
Foden put the finishing touches on the victory, converting from eight yards out after an exceptional dribble and set up by substitute Jadon Sancho, and lashing home from outside the box to cap the scoring at 4-0.