It was a disappointing night for Gareth Southgate‘s side but there was plenty to talk about despite the 2-1 loss.
Here, Sportsmail’s, JENNY BROWN takes a look at the things that may have escaped you during the 90 minutes of action.
Kyle Walker welcomes James Tarkowski to the England fold
Continuing where the England stars left off at World Cup, spirits were high with a sense of camaraderie and mischief at the forefront of their success. With some new players joining the camp, Kyle Walker took it upon himself to welcome James Tarkowski to the squad the best way he knew how.
Ahead of the clash with Spain, the Three Lions star strolled out to inspect the Wembley pitch. Walker stealthily separated himself from the group to grab a sprinkler and catch an unwitting Tarkowski with it – soaking his grey tracksuit.
Neither defender managed to get off the bench in England’s 2-1 loss by Spain.
Kyle Walker had a special welcome for Burnley’s James Tarkowski on Saturday evening
The Burnley defender was left soaked after Walker’s antics before the match at Wembley
World Cup icon discarded by England boss
Gareth Southgate’s waistcoat earned cult status during its run throughout World Cup. It spawned a number of Twitter accounts and petitions to have ‘It’s Coming Home’ versions created during a memorable campaign. And there is a replica of the actual one Southgate wore in Russia at the National Football Museum.
Despite the chill in the air in London on Saturday night, the England boss opted to go without his iconic piece of fashion and not many were happy, notably Gary Lineker.
Could England have won their match against Spain had he opted to wear it? We’ll never know.
England fans boo Sergio Ramos at Wembley
Sergio Ramos revels in his role as a pantomime villain. At the pre-match press conference he was told there was a chance England fans could boo him and his response could not have been more clear. The Spain defender said he was unconcerned about a negative reaction.
From the moment his name was read out to every time he touched the ball, Ramos was booed by the England fans. Following his clash with Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final, Ramos won few friends in Liverpool. However, England fans seem to have forgotten that Salah plays IN England, not FOR England.
Even the sprinklers at Wembley had a go at Ramos. The vitriol only fuels this footballing legend’s power, and in the end, as he captained his side to victory, Ramos once again had the last laugh.
Sergio Ramos revels in his role as the pantomime villain and carried that on at Wembley
The Real Madrid and Spain captain was given a wet welcome at Wembley before kick-off
Jose Mourinho instantly becomes a meme after Marcus Rashford opener
England got off to a flying start in their opening Nations League match against Spain. It took them just 11 minutes to open the scoring against the visitors. Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford finished off a brilliant team move. It was the first England goal since 2012 that was both scored and assisted by two Manchester United players.
The two combined under the watchful eye of their boss Jose Mourinho, who was caught on camera pursing his lips and nodding his head in approval as he focused on his mobile phone. While fans on Twitter were quick to point out the Portuguese’s delight at England’s goal being ‘Made in Manchester’, they seemed to overlook that it came at the expense of David de Gea.
After a bright performance and outstanding assist, Shaw’s evening was cut short after a horror clash with Dani Carvajal. He had to be given oxygen pitchside as he was taken off on a stretcher.
Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for England on Saturday night against Spain
Jose Mourinho was sat in the stands at Wembley to watch a number of his players
Is Jose Mourinho slowly becoming his greatest enemy?
Jose Mourinho found himself in a slippery situation ahead of England’s clash with Spain. Despite being one of the few people who did not find themselves at the centre of the sprinkler hi-jinks at Wembley on Saturday night, Mourinho couldn’t quite get to grips with the ground beneath him.
Outside of the entrance, Mourinho took a fall in front of a number of onlookers. Unfortunately for the Manchester United boss, one of those fans was a Chelsea fan Twitter account with a large fanbase. Needless to say it did not take long for those photos to make their way across social media.
Adding insult to injury, Mourinho’s fall was not dissimilar to Arsene Wenger’s in 2014. The former Arsenal boss took a tumble at Liverpool’s Lime Street station. The only notable exception being that those on hand were quick to help Wenger back to his feet.
Twitter had a good laugh at the expense of the Manchester United manager after he fell over
Mourinho’s former rival Arsene Wenger previously had a fall at Liverpool’s Lime Street Station
Marcos Alonso keeping up family traditions
After going from strength to strength at Chelsea, Marcos Alonso was handed his competitive debut for Spain by new boss Luis Enrique. He lined up alongside former teammate Rodrigo. The last time the pair started together was January 2011 where they starred in a 2-0 win for Bolton against York City.
This was just the second time ever that Spain had won a match at Wembley and both victories featured a Marcos Alonso in the side. The Chelsea defender’s father, Marcos, also made his national team debut against England, in Spain’s only other victory at Wembley. He is the first Spain international to have both father and grandfather to have featured in the national side before him.
Chelsea full back Marcos Alonso on the ball for Spain during the win over England