How did Marcus Rashford fare on his England debut?

Manchester United's teenage striker Marcus Rashford scored on his senior England debut against Australia at the Stadium of Light.

Here's how he performed.


England's Marcus Rashford (left) and Australia's Mark Milligan battle for the ball during the International Friendly at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

Showed encouraging link-up play with strike partner Raheem Sterling early in the first half. Demonstrated again his knack of being in the right place at the right time, which is a good habit to have.


Took his goal well but got himself in a tangle when played in by Sterling later in the half and lost the chance for a second.


England's Marcus Rashford, left, vies for the ball with Australia's Bradley Smith, during the international friendly soccer match between England and Australia at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland (Scott Heppell/AP)
(Scott Heppell/AP)

Gave an ordinary Australia defence something to think about but should probably have troubled them more than he did. Pushed out to the wing to accommodate Rooney at half-time, lessening his impact.


No doubt about that. Scored from a volley with just his second touch, with the first playing in Sterling for the assist.


England's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the International Friendly at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
(Tim Goode/PA)

His international debut could not have gone much better with a goal inside three minutes. Had a lively hour-long run-out and looked like he was enjoying himself with a performance which has given Roy Hodgson something to think about.

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