ARSENAL star Bukayo Saka shares a common England record with Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney after last night’s goal against Andorra.
Saka is the youngest player to score in consecutive appearances for the Three Lions men’s team since Rooney in 2004.
Arsenal star Bukayo Saka made England history with his goal against AndorraCredit: EPA
England defeated Andorra 5-0 in the 2022 World Cup qualifying phaseCredit: EPA
The midfielder hit the back of the net during the 5-0 win over Andorra at the age of 20 years and 34 days old, whereas the national team’s record goalscorer recorded his own milestone at 18 years and 241 days.
However, Saka broke another record that he shares with no one as he is now the youngest ever Arsenal player to net in consecutive games for England.
The versatile midfielder, though, wasn’t the only player who made history in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier.
Chelsea ace Ben Chilwell and Manchester City star Jack Grealish finally scored their first ever England goal.
Southampton skipper James Ward-Prowse and Roma striker Tammy Abraham were also on target.
England manager Gareth Southgate was especially happy that those specific players got on the scoresheet as he suggested that could work as a significant confidence boost.
Southgate told ITV: “It was a specific sort of challenge: a low, packed defence to break down.
“We picked a team with players in it who could take that challenge on. You saw that with the link play from midfield especially and I thought the application throughout was excellent.
“We know those diagonal runs from wide – Ben Chilwell made them throughout the game – and with Phil Foden he can hit them as can Ward-Prowse.
“So it was, could we get between the lines, could we get wide in one-against-one situations? But those diagonal runs in behind were a real threat.
“There were some nice moments there: for Chilwell to get a goal, having had such a tough time in the summer with us, I’m really pleased for him, and Jack’s first goal as well.
“Tammy, Prowsey, Bukayo… they all haven’t scored that often for England so a special moment for all of them.”
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