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Three Years Ago Today, Eric Dier Clattered Sergio Ramos In England Win Over Spain

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Three Years Ago Today, Eric Dier Clattered Sergio Ramos In England Win Over Spain

Eric Dier took the classic Sunday League saying "Let them know you're there early doors" to completely new levels when he came up against Spain.

In the 11th minute of England's Nations League game, the midfielder decided to take a massive, 25 yard run up to clatter the ever-controversial Sergio Ramos.

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Image: PA

It was a moment that left plenty of fans, including those who support Liverpool, satisfied to the core.

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One fan on Twitter said: "Eric Dier's challenge on Sergio Ramos should give us an automatic passage to the final."

While another said "How on earth has Eric Dier been cautioned for that tackle. In fact, on what planet is that even a foul! Easy to see why folks are falling out of love with football when that's given as a foul."

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Dier received a yellow card for the tackle on Ramos - a decision that left plenty miffed, considering he took the ball rather than the man.

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Image: PA

England won 3-2 in Seville, beating La Roja in Spain for the first time in 31 years courtesy of a brace from Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford in an exciting Three Lions win.

Ramos, who scored a late consolation for Spain, didn't take issue with Dier's challenge after the game.

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As per talkSPORT, Dier said: “He just congratulated me. I just think the ball was there to be won and I think I won it. I don’t think it was a foul or a yellow card, really,” he explained.

“It’s important to respect them, but at the same time, once we start the game, it’s every man for himself and we have to put our foot down, put a marker down and be aggressive.

“Still with respect, but we have to be aggressive, be on the front foot and show that nothing is going to intimidate us.”

Featured Image Credit: Image: Twitter

Topics: Sergio Ramos, Spain, England, Eric Dier

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