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Rashford becomes England's third youngest goalscorer

AFP logoAFP 28-05-2016
England's striker Marcus Rashford (L) vies for the ball against Australia's Mark Milligan during the International friendly football match at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, England, on May 27, 2016 © Provided by AFP England's striker Marcus Rashford (L) vies for the ball against Australia's Mark Milligan during the International friendly football match at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, England, on May 27, 2016

Marcus Rashford became England's third youngest goalscorer as the teenage Manchester United striker netted after 135 seconds of his international debut against Australia on Friday.

Rashford's meteoric rise hit new heights at the Stadium of Light when he opened the scoring in the Euro 2016 warm-up with a cool volley from Raheem Sterling's deflected cross in the third minute.

At the age of 18 years and 209 days, Rashford is behind only former Liverpool star Michael Owen (18 years and 164 days) and United captain Wayne Rooney (17 years 317 days) in the list of the youngest scorers in an England shirt.

He is the youngest England player ever to score on his debut.

Rashford only made his United bow in February and has just 18 club appearances to his name.

But he has now staked a strong claim for a place in England's final 23-man squad for the European Championships in France.

"Wow! The incredible rise of MarcusRashford continues. Brilliant goal on his @England debut. Congratulations!" former England striker Alan Shearer tweeted.

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