Gary Lineker praised Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin for scoring on his England debut, as the Three Lions beat Wales 3-0 at Wembley Stadium in a friendly.
Gareth Southgate named a fairly new-look England XI against the Welsh due to the fact their are important Nations League fixtures coming up in the next few days and many seized the opportunity in the limelight.
Calvert-Lewin was one of the players that earned their first senior cap, as he spearheaded the attack and looked a real through down the centre.
The Toffees striker opened the scoring with a bullet header in the 26th minute, plus there were goals from Conor Coady and Danny Ings in the second-half as England found their stride going forward.
Lineker sent a message on Twitter to Calvert-Lewin following his England debut:
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 8, 2020
There has been a wave of pressure put on Southgate to involve Calvert-Lewin going into the international break and the decision to call him up has worked a treat.
The Englishman is arguably the most in-form striker in the world right now, scoring nine goals in the opening six games of the season for his club side.
He had no problems transferring that form to the international stage by delivering an all-round performance where he helped link up play together and also get on the scoresheet with some great movement in the box.
After being substituted off in the 58th minute by Southgate, perhaps that is a hint that Calvert-Lewin may be in line for some more minutes in the competitive Nations League games.