Rashford stars for England U-21s, extends impressive debuts record

Marcus Rashford is making a career out of good first impressions.

Rashford led England to a 6-1 win over Norway in UEFA Under-21 qualifying Tuesday, striking a hat-trick on his debut for Gareth Southgate’s lot.

His first goal added to his perfect record on first occasions, and it was a fine effort in its own right.

Rashford ran on to a defence-splitting pass before opening the scoring with a confident finish.

The 18-year-old is on a roll in his first year as a professional. He has now scored on his Europa League and Premier League debuts with Manchester United, in his first senior appearance for the Three Lions, and now for the Under-21s.

He potted a second goal 21 minutes after the interval to the delight of Sam Allardyce, who was in attendance in Colchester to watch the European qualifier, and capped a virtuoso performance with a rocket of a penalty towards the end of the match.

Date Team Opposition Competition Goals Final Score
Feb. 25 Manchester United Midtjylland Europa League 2 5-1 win
Feb. 28 Manchester United Arsenal Premier League 2 3-2 win
May 27 England Australia Friendly 1 2-1 win
Sept. 6 England U21 Norway U21 UEFA U21 qualifying 2 6-1 win

Your move, Big Sam.

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