Marcus Rashford has scored a scintillating hat-trick on his England U-21 debut, helping the side beat Norway U-21s by 6 goals to 1.
Many raised eyebrows when Rashford was demoted to the U-21s instead of featuring in Sam Allardyce’s squad for his English managerial debut with people feeling a player of his skill level was too good to be played in the U-21s.
There are only a few examples in footballing history of a player making his international U-21 debut after his senior international debut. But Marcus Rashford seemed to have taken it as just another game as he marked his debut with a hat-trick as the side romped to a 6-1 defeat of Norway U21s.
While the first goal was all thanks to an incredible through ball from his teammate, the second goal was all his doing. He dribbled around three defenders, somehow creating space to let one go and slotted the ball into the top right corner as the goalkeeper looked on haplessly.
The third goal was from the penalty spot but Rashford would not mind as it completed his hat-trick. His performance is likely to sound out Sam Allardyce about his stake on the senior England squad with the England manager watching on from the stands.