Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney fire England to win over Australia

For Marcus Rashford, it was another occasion to add to his increasingly impressive portfolio of outstanding moments. Rashford had scored before any of the players had a single scuff of mud on their kits. In the process, he became the youngest scoring debutant in England’s history and, of most significance, a boy who started the season in Manchester United’s under-18s might well have secured a place in Roy Hodgson’s squad for Euro 2016.

Hodgson is certainly not short of attacking options bearing in mind his team’s latest victory came on a night when Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy were both excused duty. Wayne Rooney showed some refined touches after coming on for the second half, including a thumping shot to score for the 52nd time in England’s colours, and Raheem Sterling’s confidence should be lifted by the fact he set up both of England’s goals before Eric Dier inadvertently helped out Australia with a spectacular own goal.

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