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Alan Shearer's one-word reaction after Bukayo Saka's two goal display for England today
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Alan Shearer's one-word reaction after Bukayo Saka's two goal display for England today

England manager Gareth Southgate couldn’t have asked for a better start to the Three Lions campaign.

His side ran out comfortable winners against Iran to put themselves in a fantastic position to reach the knockout stages.

BBC pundit and former England international Alan Shearer was particularly impressed with Bukayo Saka.

The Arsenal winger made an immediate impact in first ever World Cup match.

Saka scored a goal either side of half-time to help England record a fantastic win.

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Arsenal’s number seven lashed his first goal home, keeping his composure in the box to fire through a sea of bodies.

Saka’s second goal was another piece of fantastic composure, choosing his moment to shoot through a crowd of Iranian defenders.

It’s safe to say Saka was brilliant for England and fully justified Southgate’s faith in him.

Shearer agreed and heaped praise on the youngster during the game before he made way for Marcus Rashford.

Saka was ‘brilliant’ for England

Shearer took to Twitter during the game to celebrate Saka’s brace.

The Newcastle legend simply tagged Saka in his tweet and called him, ‘Brilliant’, before applauding his performance.

His performance today will be absolutely no surprise to Arsenal fans.

Saka has been phenomenal for Mikel Arteta this season, and has been key to the Gunners sitting top of the league.

The 21-year-old already has 10 goal contributions in the Premier League and has transferred that form into an England shirt.

England’s coaches have already been impressed with Saka’s finishing in training since joining up with the squad.

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He linked up brilliantly with Jack Grealish while preparing for today’s game too, although they didn’t get a chance to play together today.

Saka was brilliant for England again today, and has now scored six international goals.

It’s hard to see how Southgate doesn’t give him another opportunity from the start on Friday against the USA to further add to that tally.

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