Dominic Calvert-Lewin excited over his record-breaking debut with England

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Everton striker, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is excited over his debut goal for England after being invited to the senior national team for the first time.

The in-form striker who has bagged in nine goals from five games far continued the form putting England ahead in the first half with a beautiful header from Jack Grealish’s sumptuous cross against Wales on Thursday night.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin heads in for England against Wales

The Everton poacher couldn’t hide his excitement over the success in the game the Three Lions eventually won 3-0 against Wales Wembley.

Calvert-Lewin had announced himself in the Premier League this season with two hat-tricks so far this season. The strike for the Three Lions makes it his tenth of the season.

He also put himself in the record book to become the 188th player to score on his England debut and the first Everton player to do so since Fred Pickering in 1964

Reacting to the team’s success, Calvert-Lewin took to his social media page to share his old picture from the England youth teams to the national team, with a caption: ” The moment you dream about as a kid”.

England in cruise control with new faces

Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish continued his good form for England earning the man of the match award despite being substituted just before the hour.

Apart from being the creator of the first goal, Grealish was at the heart of England’s best work. The playmaker drew the foul that led to England’s second goal eight minutes after the break.

Kieran Trippier then delivered a perfect free-kick that was turned in by an ecstatic Conor Coady for his first international goal.

England finally ended Wale eight-match unbeaten run as Danny Ings, scored the third on his first start. The in-form Southampton striker showed superb athleticism to add a third in the 63rd minute with a perfectly-executed overhead kick from Tyrone Mings’ header.

Calvert-Lewin busting with confidence

Having scored nine goals from five, Calvert-Lewin, who is also the Premier League’s striker in form was an expected inclusion in the starting line up. The striker is bursting with confidence and he showed it in his debut by converting the first chance he got.

The 23-year-old has shown rapid maturity and he is now showing the potential of a complete striker.

Although his attitude and workrate are unquestionable, his goals output was. There now seem to be Carlo Ancelotti’s effect in him as he is now the Premier League top scorer, who cannot stop scoring.

Here, he was the beneficiary of brilliant work by Grealish, whose cross from the right was the sort any striker dreams of, Calvert-Lewin soaring to power in the header.

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England have won six consecutive matches against Wales for the first time since a run of seven between March 1908 and March 1914.

Wales suffered their worst defeat against England since May 1973, also a 3-0 defeat.

Three players all scored their first England goals in this game (Calvert-Lewin, Coady, and Ings), the first time that’s happened since June 1963 against Switzerland (Tony Kay, Johnny Byrne, and Jimmy Melia).

Dominic Calvert-Lewin became the 188th player to score on his England debut and the first Everton player to do so since Fred Pickering in 1964.

Conor Coady ended a run of 111 games for club and country with a goal, scoring his first goal since April 2018 for Wolves against Bolton in a Championship match. It was the first time he’d had two shots in a match since March 2017 for Wolves against Reading.

England gave four players (Saka, Calvert-Lewin, Barnes, James) their England debuts, the second game running four players have earned their debuts. It’s the first time since April/May 1933 that England has given four or more debuts in consecutive internationals.

There were just 54 caps between the players in England starting XI before kick-off, the fewest for an international since May 1980, when the XI for a game against Australia had just 46 caps between them.

The starting XI featured players from 10 different clubs (Burnley, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool, Wolves, Everton, Spurs, Leeds, Southampton, and Aston Villa), the most for a match since May 1997 against South Africa.

Kieran Trippier captained England for the first time, becoming the first outfield player since David Beckham in June 2008 against Trinidad & Tobago to captain England while playing for a non-English club (Atletico Madrid).

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