If Jack Wilshere’s equaliser for England in the European Championship qualifier with Slovenia was stunning, it was nothing in comparison with his second.
The Arsenal man put Roy Hodgson’s men ahead for the first time in the game with a little less than 20 minutes to go. As Wilshere ran with the ball, the home side had clearly not learned their lesson from his first strike, as the space opened up in front of him and invited him into testing Samir Handanovic from around 35 yards.
As he shaped up to shoot, the uneven pitch seemed to do him a favour and the ball bounced slightly to meet his foot. The result saw the ball fly straight into the same corner with which he had beaten the Inter Milan keeper only 16 minutes earlier.
The first goal – which had been Wilshere’s only strike in international football – was almost as impressive, as he struck a first time effort from the edge of the area to cancel out Milivoje Novakovic’s opener.
But, his second goal is the one that England fans will be talking about for a long time.