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Luke Shaw has created history by becoming the fastest ever goalscorer in European Championship final history.

The Manchester United left-back gave England the dream start to their Wembley showdown against Italy with a classy finish inside just two minutes.

The Three Lions started brightly as Shaw found space down the Azzurri's left-flank, having bursted forward from his own half.

Captain Harry Kane spread the ball out wide and Kieran Trippier found Shaw expertly at the back post after ignoring the overlapping run from Kyle Walker.

Shaw then showed ultimate composure on the half-volley to drill past Gianluigi Donnarumma; a goal which became the quickest ever scored in the final of the Euros and ultimately sent the stadium into sheer ecstasy.

England's defender Luke Shaw celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Euro 2020 final
(Image: POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The goal from the 25-year-old only adds to the stunning impact he has made for Gareth Southgate's men in the whole tournament.

His story is one of redemption after fighting back from a horror leg break, years of disillusion without international football and being frozen out by ex-United boss Jose Mourinho.

But he has become one of the country's most important players in their unprecedented run to the final.

And it took just one minute and 57 seconds for the Southampton youth product to cement his name in the history books with a glorious finish at the back post.

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He already has three assists in the tournament after setting up Raheem Sterling in the last-16 against Germany and providing for Harry Kane and United teammate Harry Maguire in the quarter-final demolition in Rome.

But only his second goal of the season will prove the most memorable moment as England capitalised on a bright start in front of a 60,000 strong Wembley crowd.

Shaw's exploits in the tournament have led to comparisons with arguably the greatest player in his position of all time in Roberto Carlos.

He has been appropriately nicknamed 'Shawberto Carlos' by friends, fans and Three Lions teammates alike.

And the popularity of that nickname will skyrocket after Shaw created history with the opening goal against Roberto Mancini's side at Wembley.

Brazil legend Carlos, who earned 125 caps for his country, believes there are similarities in the styles of the two full-backs.

"You can see he’s very motivated," Carlos said.

"He’s really improving, his performance against Ukraine was very good. He’s been an important part of this English team, along with all the others.

“He’s been improving each game and I think he’s got everything to get to the top. He’s the left-back for England and that, in itself, says a lot.”

"I don’t like comparing [players]."

“It’s two completely different periods in football. I had my time and now he’s having his.

“Similarities I think could be that he has strength and the desire to win, just like I did.”