Sterling Scores England’s Euro 2020 First Goal Vs Croatia

Raheem Sterling got England a much needed 1-0 victory over Croatia in their Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium.

The 26-year-old netted his first goal in a competitive tournament for the Three Lions in the 57th minute to get them off to a strong start in the competition.

England had never previously won their opening game at a European Championship and, just as fans began to worry that run might continue, a moment of incision cut the visitors' backline open.

Gareth Sothgates’s men opened the scoring in the 57th minute when Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips threaded the ball through to Raheem Sterling who tucked the ball as he was bundled over from a tackle.

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England held firm with a solid defensive effort late on while Jude Bellingham came off the bench to become the youngest player to feature in a European Championship at the age of just 17.

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.