Marcus Rashford was the star for England as Gareth Southgate’s men won their second of two World Cup qualifiers, this time defeating Costa Rica 2-0 at Elland Road.

The Manchester United man opened the scoring in the 13th minute for the hosts with a superb effort from 20 yards, beating a stranded Keylor Navas with a dipping effort.

Jamie Vardy had a good opportunity sniffed out by Navas minutes later as the ball dropped to him awkwardly from a corner, in what was a quiet display from the Leicester City forward.

As per friendly tradition, the second-half brought a host of changes, including Dele Alli and Danny Welbeck, who combined to force the second goal when Welbeck met Alli’s cross-come-shot with a diving header at the back post to round off the scoring.

Rashford’s superb display surely leaves Gareth Southgate with a selection headache heading into the opening group stage match with Tunisia in a few days time, though England’s midfield still seems to leave a lot to be desired.

England: Butland (Pope 65), Alexander-Arnold (Trippier 65), Jones, Stones (Cahill 65), Maguire, Rose, Henderson (Alli 65), Loftus-Cheek (Lingard 79), Delph, Vardy (Welbeck 61), Rashford.

Costa Rica: Navas, Watson, Gonzalez, Gamboa (Smith 72), Borges, Guzman (Tejeda 69), Oviedo (Matarrita 60), Campbell, Venegas (Bolanos 61), Urena.

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