Internationals - England goal joy for Harry and Tom
27 March 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane enjoyed a dream debut for England on Friday night, scoring just 80 seconds after stepping off the bench in the 4-0 win over Lithuania at Wembley.
Our in-form striker, called into the Three Lions squad by manager Roy Hodgson for the first time, went on as a substitute for first goalscorer Wayne Rooney with the home side 3-0 up in their Euro 2016 qualifier.
And within two minutes he did what he’s done 29 times for us so far this season and found the back of the net – heading home Raheem Sterling’s cross at the back post to make a sensational start to his senior international career.
His introduction off the bench came in the 71st minute and, co-incidentally, that made him the 71st Spurs player to represent the Three Lions at senior level.
He also became the eighth Spur to score on his England debut, joining Vivian Woodward, Bill Nicholson, Johnny Brooks, Bobby Smith, Glenn Hoddle, Steven Caulker and Andros Townsend as players to achieve that feat.
Ryan Mason, Andros Townsend and Kyle Walker were unused substitutes for Hodgson’s side on the night. England are next in action on Tuesday, when they travel to Italy for a friendly.
Harry wasn’t the only one of our players to score for England on the international stage on Friday night either – Tom Carroll, currently on loan at Swansea City, was the match winner for England Under-21s in their 1-0 victory against Czech Republic in Prague.
The midfielder, who captained the side in the friendly match, cleared an effort from Matej Vydra off the line in the first half before netting the only goal of the game on 47 minutes, capitalising on a mistake by Czech Republic goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka to slot home. Tom was withdrawn through injury shortly afterwards.
Fellow midfielder Alex Pritchard, currently on loan at Brentford, also started the game and completed 62 minutes before being substituted.