Rashford on target after half-time row

  • Rashford on target after half-time row

Rashford on target after half-time row

Marcus Rashford went into the worldwide break under a cloud, after being red-carded for rashly lowering his head into Phil Bardsley's face during Manchester United's 2-0 win at Burnley, but he emerges from it as one of the few players to have scored points - and the only one to have scored any goals - for England.

Gareth Southgate has made nine changes to the England side that lost 2-1 to Spain on Saturday night for tonight's friendly against Switzerland at the King Power stadium.

Having had little time to impress in a Man United shirt this season, Rashford has taken the opportunity of the global break to remind English football fans of his talent.

Marcus Rashford's second-half strike was enough to earn the Three Lions their first win in three games.

Among the starters looking to stake a claim for a regular berth up front was Marcus Rashford, who was paired up top with Danny Welbeck. Indeed, how much a number of his players will perform when they seem to be on the periphery of their club sides.

Rashford aside, Danny Rose also caught the eye on England's left flank before giving way to local favourite Ben Chilwell, who made his worldwide debut.

"He is happy to play wherever he can get game time and he is still getting stronger".

"I just want to see him progress, continue to improve and become the great player I know he's going to become". The 22-year-old produced one moment of quality, threading a pass down the right to Rashford, whose cross teed up Rose for an effort that forced Yann Sommer into his first meaningful save. I thought Dele's performance was good against Spain. But actually if I am Pep I have other players, senior players, who I have to get up to speed because they haven't had many minutes. "We are hoping that now we have given them some minutes they will go back to their club better prepared for when they get their opportunity and it gives them a better chance of staying in the team". To start the game is a different sort of feel, mentally it's different'.