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Shaw scripts Euros history after scoring maiden England goal vs Italy

Luke Shaw - Italy vs England: Euro 2020 final
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A half-volleyed effort from the Manchester United man saw the Three Lions take a quickfire lead.

Luke Shaw has scripted Euros history by scoring his maiden goal for England against Italy.

A water-tight backline has been a trademark of the Italy team for quite a while now, but their defense was breached rather too quickly in the Euro 2020 final.

Italy were caught on the break, with Shaw starting the counter-attacking move down the left following Harry Maguire‘s clearance at the other end of the pitch.

The ball commuted from left to right before ending up back to the feet of the left-back, who flicked it home from six yards out to open the scoring for England.

Shaw’s stylish strike came in after just 117 from kick-off, making it the quickest goal ever scored in the final of the European Championships, as per Opta.

England will be determined to build upon their remarkable start to the final, with the Three Lions in desperate search of a major trophy since 1966 when they achieved World Cup glory.

Italy, meanwhile, should hope to find the equalizer as soon as possible so as to get back in the game or, even worse, to avoid the match from further slipping away.

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