England managed a late 1-0 victory over Iceland in their Nations League opener on Saturday.

Gareth Southgate named a youthful side at the Laugardalsvollur Stadium in their first fixture of the international break, and decided to hand a first start to Phil Foden.

Despite Kyle Walker's red card, England took the lead through Raheem Sterling's penalty before Birkir Bjarnason blazed his own over the bar.

Daily Star Sport have put together five things you might of missed during the encounter, including the dominant first-half performances of Joe Gomez and Eric Dier.

England took on Iceland in their opening fixture of Nations League Group A on Saturday
England took on Iceland in their opening fixture of Nations League Group A on Saturday

Youthful exuberance

Phil Foden made his first England start in a show of faith from Gareth Southgate
Phil Foden made his first England start in a show of faith from Gareth Southgate

Phil Foden became the youngest player to play for England while on the books at Manchester City since Micah Richards.

Richards was 18 went he featured against the Netherlands in November of 2006, and Foden’s start shows just how highly he is rated by Southgate.

The 20-year-old is set to play a key role at City this season following the exit of club legend David Silva.

Comfortable in possession

Joe Gomez was paired with Eric Dier in a new-look defence under Gareth Southgate
Joe Gomez was paired with Eric Dier in a new-look defence under Gareth Southgate

Joe Gomez and Eric Dier both completed more passes in the first-half than the opposition.

Liverpool defender Gomez and versatile Tottenham man Dier made 57 and 53 passes respectively in the opening period, and the entirety of the opposition made only 52.

Not one of the Iceland squad made more than nine successful passes in the first-half, but England failed to make that dominance pay as they went in level after 45 minutes.

Walker sees red

Kyle Walker was sent off as England went in search of a winning goal
Kyle Walker was sent off as England went in search of a winning goal

A England player was sent off for the first time since June of 2014.

Kyle Walker was dismissed in the second half following a mistimed tackle, and joined an unwanted group of men who have seen red while playing for the national team.

One of those was his colleague Raheem Sterling, who was the last player to be sent off for England during a clash against Ecuador ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Sterling effort

Raheem Sterling stepped up to score the penalty with Harry Kane off the pitch
Raheem Sterling stepped up to score the penalty with Harry Kane off the pitch

Raheem Sterling solidified his spot as one of England’s most important players.

The 25-year-old has scored 11 goals and managed six assists in his last 12 games for his country.

Manchester debuts

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood made his England debut as a substitute
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood made his England debut as a substitute

Today’s clash marked the first time both Manchester United and Manchester City players have made their England debuts in the same match since Paul Ince and David White in September of 1992.

Foden started the match while United’s Mason Greenwood came off the bench late on.