Raheem Sterling opens up on three-year England goal drought after Spain double

Raheem Sterling admitted his frustrations at his three-year England goal drought after spearheading a stunning win for the Three Lions in Spain.

The Manchester City forward struck twice while Marcus Rashford also found the net in a jaw-dropping first-half display which saw Gareth Southgate’s men take an ultimately unassailable 3-0 lead.

Paco Alcacer’s goal threatened a comeback and Sergio Ramos scored with the final touch but England were well worth their 3-2 win.

Sterling admits the pressure he was under all came out in his emphatic goal celebration, and says he is now focused on causing more "havoc" in an England shirt.

He told BBC Radio 5Live: "It’s an incredible night. The boys showed real confidence to go out there against a really good side and not just play, to compete.

"We had a good World Cup and could have done even better but we are going in the right direction.

"I haven’t scored for a while for England so it was frustration, all the pressure, it all comes out in the celebration.

"There is nothing better than scoring in an England shirt. We showed energy, effort and courage to get on the ball.

"As a forward you go through patches but I am forgetting about looking nice, getting in behind and causing havoc."

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