Big boots: Rashford's numbers put him up there with Ronaldo

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The 20-year-old was England's goal scorer in their 2-1 loss to Spain in their Nations League opener at Wembley, and he was the match-winner for Gareth Southgate's men against Switzerland, ghosting in at the back post to apply a crisp volleyed finish to Kyle Walker's deep cross in the 54th minute.

The 25-year-old has also had only one summer off over the past four years having featured for England at the 2016 European Championships and the 2018 World Cup as well as for the U21s in the Euro's back in 2015.

When asked is he felt Rashford was a "special talent" after Tuesday's win over Switzerland, southgate replied: "Yes he is".

But it needed the players to deliver some home truths to each other to shake England into action after Xherdan Shaqiri had hit the outside of the post in a first half that Switzerland dominated.

Marcus Rashford got ahead of Alexander-Arnold with the eye on goal, but flashed his effort way off target on 26 minutes. For example, after six goals in seven games last autumn, he scored just twice in the next 19.

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.

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Gareth Southgate has expressed frustration about Phil Foden's lack of first-team involvement for Manchester City and warned England's senior players they can not expect to keep their places if they are not involved more regularly for their club sides. "He's had three days of little training, so half-an-hour was ideal to keep him ticking over".

It was the Swiss with all the earlier chances, as Fabian Schar fired wide from close range after a good work from the World Cup participants.

Since establishing himself in Spurs' starting line-up at the start of the 2014-15 season, Kane has barely missed a game for club or country, clocking up 232 appearances for his club as well as for England's senior team and the U21s.

Exercise: The youngster will have benefited from his playing time with England.

After being pegged back, Switzerland struggled to reimburse the first half dominance that almost saw them surge ahead. England generally prevented him from taking up unsafe positions, but he came close to breaking the deadlock early on after Gavranovic robbed Tarkowski on the edge of the box. The first half was quite predictable really.

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