Negredo nets Spain's winner
- 11 October 2013 23:09
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
Alvaro Negredo was on target for Spain to put them 90 minutes away from World Cup qualification.
City’s ‘Beast’ was introduced from the bench just before the hour mark, and went on to score what proved to be the winner in a 2-1 defeat of Belarus.
The striker started and finished the move, heading powerfully into the net from a Sergio Ramos cross.
Vincente Del Bosque’s men need to avoid defeat to Georgia to be assured of their place in Brazil next summer.
It was City and England’s no.1 who emerged on the winning side – the Three Lions finished 4-1 victors on home turf.
Joe started the game but was rarely tested, although he did make an acrobatic leap to deny a Montenegro equaliser from a free kick at 1-0.
Meanwhile Jovetic, who also earned a starting berth for his country, gave a good account of himself and was unlucky to see his blistering shot smack against the crossbar.
Milner took his place on the bench and came on for the last three minutes of the fixture.
England must now beat Poland on Tuesday to avoid a play-off in their quest to reach Brazil.