How many of those has Raheem Sterling scored this year?
The Man City winger opened the scoring against Czech Republic after a move we have grown accustomed to seeing at the Etihad Stadium.
And it was Sterling’s former team-mate, Jadon Sancho who put the ball on a plate.
Sterling, who has scored 15 goals in the Premier League this season, has a real knack for finding himself three yards out from goal looking at nothing but net.
It is part of Pep Guardiola’s philosophy at Man City.
Gareth Southgate has clearly been watching and learning as the goal is a carbon copy of 90% of the Citizens goals this season.
Jamaican-born Sterling has only managed four goals in 47 caps for the Three Lions before today.
Perhaps he has been missing a counterpart on the other wing like he has recently found with Sancho?
The Borussia Dortmund winger made a darting run down the side of the box leaving Sterling with the simplest of tasks to make it 1-0.
Maybe it was Sancho’s single season with Guardiola that had him making the perfect run down the side?
Either way, with Phil Foden coming through the ranks too, the future looks brighter than ever.
Who would have thought the Spanish manager of Mac City would have such a crucial role in England’s success?
Or maybe he was copying Southgate all along?
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