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Upbeat Socceroos go down to England

  • Upbeat Socceroos go down to England

    England's striker Marcus Rashford (2nd L) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the friendly football match between England and Australia at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north east England, on May 27, 2016. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford scored just 135 seconds into his international debut to set up a 2-1 England win over Australia in Sunderland.

The highly rated Manchester United 18-year-old, starting in place of the injured Daniel Sturridge, scored with his first shot for England before Wayne Rooney doubled the lead 10 minutes after half time.

Socceroos first starter Milos Degenek thrust Australia back into the game barely two minutes after joining the fray from the substitutes bench, firing in a low cross that Eric Dier headed past his own goalkeeper, Fraser Forster.

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