Tottenham striker Harry Kane was the subject of much of the pre-match debate ahead of England’s European Championship qualifying clash with Lithuania, and even more so after he was left out of the starting line-up at Wembley. But the 21-year-old has proved his international credentials by scoring within two minutes of making his debut.
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A wonderfully-weighted cross from the third goalscorer, Raheem Sterling found the Spurs forward, who powered his header past the helpless visiting goalkeepe, and rounded off a perfect night for Roy Hodgson’s men.
Kane had initially been left on the substitute’s bench for the Group E clash, with the England manager preferring a front three of Sterling, captain Wayne Rooney, and Danny Welbeck, all of whom got on the scoresheet.
But Kane justified all the criticism of his omission almost instantly when he was brought on with twenty minutes left, by making a fairytale start to his international career.