Jack Wilshere has scored his first ever senior international goal for England – and it was well worth the wait.
The Arsenal midfielder – playing in his 28th game for the Three Lions – drew Roy Hodgson’s side level with Slovenia in the 57th minute of Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier.
Slovenia had earlier taken the lead against the run of play, courtesy of 36-year-old Milivoje Novakovic, who punished some poor defending from Chelsea’s Gary Cahill and Manchester United’s Chris Smalling.
Wilshere has been England’s best player on the pitch thus far at the Stozice Stadium.
He has impressed with his work-rate and willingness to make tackles, while he has also been extremely positive in possession – trying to make forward passes and commit defenders with dribbles whenever possible.
Wilshere’s modest goals record has often been a source of criticism – he has scored just six times in 100 Premier League games for Arsenal.
However, if he continues to strike his shots as cleanly as this one, that record will surely improve…
England were unbeaten in 10 games prior to today. That record looked under threat until Wilshere waved his wand of a left foot.
He’s done it again! In the 73rd minute, this happened…