Rashford Scores On Debut As England Beat Australia

England striker Marcus Rashford
Rashford became the 10th youngest player in England’s history after he started against Australia

Marcus Rashford furthered his claims for a place in England’s final 23-man squad for Euro 2016 after scoring in a warm-up win over Australia.

The 18-year-old striker volleyed in after three minutes to become England’s youngest player to score on his debut.

Wayne Rooney’s powerful 20-yard strike – his 52nd international goal – made it 2-0 at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.

Midfielder Eric Dier came on to play at centre-back for England but scored an own goal with a diving header.

In other friendly internationals played on Friday, Northern Ireland beat Belarus 3-0, the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands drew 1-1, Slovakia beat Georgia 3-1, the Czech Republic thumped Malta 6-0 with Croatia beating Moldova 1-0.



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