Spain 2 England 3: Pundits Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Alex Scott forced to analyse match in darkness after stadium blackout

EVEN a blackout could not stop Jamie Redknapp, Jamie Carragher and Alex Scott from glowing over England’s victory in Spain.

Gareth Southgate’s men triumphed 3-2 after a pulsating Nations League encounter against La Roja in Betis.

 Sky Sports pundits carry on their analysis in the dark after stadium lights go out

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Sky Sports pundits carry on their analysis in the dark after stadium lights go out

Sky Sports viewers watched on as a brace from Raheem Sterling and a Marcus Rashford strike fired a rampant England into a three goal lead at the break.

Spain managed to pull two back after the restart courtesy of Paco Alcacer and a header at the death from Sergio Ramos but even that could not take the gloss off the performance and result for the ex-England and Liverpool duo.

Despite the lights going off in the Estadio Benito Villamarin while Redknapp was mid-eulogy in the studio, the 45-year-old kept his cool to declare it would be a night none of Southgate’s men would forget.

And Carragher went even further, saying: “That’s one of the best international games I’ve seen in a while. It was like watching a Champions League game.

 A blackout in the ground could not stop Jamie Redknapp glowing over England's victory in Spain

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A blackout in the ground could not stop Jamie Redknapp glowing over England's victory in Spain
 Jamie Carragher says the clash left him 'wanting to see more'

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Jamie Carragher says the clash left him 'wanting to see more'
 Raheem Sterling celebrates after ending his three-year England drought

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Raheem Sterling celebrates after ending his three-year England drought
 Carragher compared the victory to England's 5-1 win in Germany back in 2001

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Carragher compared the victory to England's 5-1 win in Germany back in 2001

“Too often international football bores people but after that it’s a massive statement for the tournament.

“People ridiculed it in the past, even Prem managers but after that it felt like I was watching a Champions League quarter-final.”

Carragher even went as far as to claim the victory was right up there with the famous 2001 thumping England dished out to Germany in Munich 17 years ago.

He added: “You want to see more of that. The only thing that could match it was 5-1 in Germany. This is a game they will never forget.”

Carragher was also delighted to see his ex-Anfield team-mate Sterling hit the target.

The attacker scored his first international goals for three years to help claim the 3-2 victory.

And the pundit added: “This is the Raheem Sterling we see week in week out in the Premier League. We said before it's like watching a different player but the wide players are playing very narrow and I think that has helped tonight.

“Him and Rashford are narrow and the front three, even without a goal for Harry Kane, have been outstanding.”

Redknapp also used the opportunity to hit back at critics who claim England does not have techincally gifted players.

He said: “I've heard people talk about that we haven't got technical players, well watch this because that is utter rubbish.

“The first touch by Rashford [for the first goal] is perfect, the front three have caused so many problems. Sterling, Kane have been amazing in this first half. England have been brilliant and it has been devastating stuff.”

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EVEN a blackout could not stop Jamie Redknapp, Jamie Carragher and Alex Scott from glowing over England’s victory in Spain.