England 3-1 Italy: Marcus Rashford scores brilliant goal as England book place at Euro 2024.| Photo: Eurosport
The 3-1 victory on Tuesaday qualified England for Euro 2024 with two games to spare after coming from behind to defeat Italy – thanks to two goals from Harry Kane and a brilliant Marcus Rashford strike
By Valentine Amanze
England international and Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford, may have rediscovered his 2022 season form with a superlative performance in the England victory over Italy in the Euro 2024 qualifier on Tuesday October 17, 2023.
Rashford, who had been struggling to hit form this season in Manchester United, scored England second goal with a thunderous strike.
The 3-1 victory on Tuesaday qualified England for Euro 2024 with two games to spare after coming from behind to defeat Italy – thanks to two goals from Harry Kane and a brilliant Marcus Rashford strike.
Former West Ham striker, Gianluca Scamacca, had punished England poor defending to fire Italy into an early lead, in what was a rematch of the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
But England hit back as Kane converted a 32nd-minute penalty, which was won by Jude Bellingham following a bursting run into the Italy box.
And Bellingham was heavily involved again as he led an England counter-attack after the break, creating space for Rashford to slam a powerful strike into the corner.
Kane made sure of the victory with another breakaway goal late on – his 61st for England – and it means Gareth Southgate’s side can now begin their preparations for Germany next summer, according to Independent report.