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England fans have spotted something about Harry Winks and love him for it

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Harry Winks may only have four Premier League starts to his name but the 21-year-old has made an impressive start to life in the England team.

The Tottenham youngster was a surprise pick in Gareth Southgate's squad after Phil Jones and Fabian Delph were ruled out with injuries.

And although Winks was a mere spectator in the speech 1-0 victory over Slovenia at Wembley, he was given the odd for the trip to Vilnius and the seemingly simple task of Lithuania.

It's been a case of so far, so good for the Three Lions and their make-shift starting XI, even if the exact nature of the performance remains nondescript.

Harry Kane gave England the lead in the 28th minute after Dele Alli won a penalty for the visitors.

The Tottenham forward found the net - despite having missed his last spot kick for England - virtue of the post.

Yet, it's his aforementioned teammate that is lapping up all the plaudits on Twitter with some supporters even suggest Winks should be preferred to Jordan Henderson.

Aside from all brilliant link-up play and dribbling, though, there's something else that fans love about Winks just one cap into his England career.

Supporters have noticed - of all things - that the 21-year-old is supporting old-fashioned black boots as opposed to the swanky technicolour versions supported by some stars.

The attire choice is being read as a sign that Winks is a player that gets the job done and is simply no-nonsense even if the decision is born from the lack of a major sponsorships deal.

Check out the reaction below:

Winks deserves praise for his performance too, however.

Marcus Rashford has come in for criticism so far with some disappointing moments in the game and a first touch reminiscent of Romelu Lukaku.

Southgate picking Winks is more of an inspired decision than it first seemed.

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