(Video) England 3-0 Lithuania: Sterling bags his first international goal to put an end to the Harry Kane debate

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Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling scored his first international goal, when his close-range finish put England 3-0 ahead during their European Championship qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley.

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The winger’s goal came just before the hour mark of the Group E clash, killing off the game after Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck had given Roy Hodgon’s men a two-goal lead at half-time.

Sterling got in between the two visiting centre-backs to get onto the end of a cross, and convert the simple chance to put the game beyond any doubt.

The goal means that all of England’s starting front three got on the scoresheet, arguably justifying Hodgson’s decision to leave out Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

The Spurs forward started the game on the bench, despite going into the contest as the Premier League’s joint top scorer alongside Chelsea’s Diego Costa. It was a decision for which the England boss received plenty of criticism, but the move to deny Kane his first cap a little longer appears to have been vindicated.

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