The game looked to be heading for a draw when Spain's Jennifer Hermoso rifled the ball home in the 85th minute after the opposition failed to clear a corner.
Then, with virtually the last touch of the game, substitute Putellas's downward header narrowly crossed the line to break England hearts.
In another Group C game staged in Norrkoping, France downed Russia 3-1 thanks to two goals from Marie Laure-Delie and one by Eugenie Le Sommer.
Elena Morozova netted a late consolation goal for Russia in a game France dominated from start to finish.
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