Sterling’s opening goal for England comes as 10 of the 11 players get a touch in total football move

RAHEEM STERLING scored his opening goal against Czech Republic after a play involving 10 of the 11 England players in a beautiful total football display.

The Man City forward, 24, tapped the ball in with a slide after Jadon Sancho whipped it across the box in the first half of the Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley.

Sterling’s opening goal for England comes as 10 of the 11 players get a touch in total football move2 England needed 25 passes before Raheem Sterling scored the opening goal, with only Dele Alli failing to touch the ball

England suffered a blow in the 17th minute as Eric Dier had to come off the pitch early due to an injury.

However, Sterling gave Gareth Southgate's men a lead shortly after, beating keeper Kiri Pavlenka thanks to Sancho's assist in his first competitive start in a Three Lions shirt.

But it turns out England's opener was a genuine team effort as 10 out of the 11 players touched the ball in the build-up to Sterling's strike.

The Three Lions needed 25 passes to set the City star up before he could find the net.

Jordan Pickford initiated the play with a goal kick, before Harry Kane cushioned it on Czech Republic's side of the pitch.

And the England captain launched Sancho into the visitors' penalty box, as he then broke away from his markers and precisely sent the ball across to Sterling.

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Only Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli did not play a part in England's opener.

The Three Lions finished the first half with a 2-0 lead after Sterling won a penalty and Kane converted it in injury-time.

And to cap off his wonderful evening, the Man City star then completed a hat-trick in the second period – his first ever in an England shirt.

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