Marcus Rashford stat vs Iceland is ridiculous

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It's fair to say that Roy Hodgson's decision to bring on exciting striker Marcus Rashford with just a few minutes remaining was a shocking one. 

It was clear for all to see that the youngster's pace and urgency were required as England headed to a shock defeat at the hands of minnows Iceland. 

Ultimately, though, Hodgson failed to act until it was too late and Rashford was unable to find help the Three Lions recover. 


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It must be noted, however, that Rashford did make a positive impact on the game. 

Indeed, despite only being on the field for a matter of five minutes, he caused the Iceland back-line some serious problems. 

Rashford stat 

And now one shocking statistic from England's game against Iceland has emerged. 

Rashford completed more successful dribbles than any other player during the contest. Yes, that's the same Rashford who was only on the pitch for around 300 seconds. Truly outrageous. 

In all honesty, there aren't too many players who can leave France with the heads held high, but Rashford is definitely one of them. 

He impressed during his two cameo appearances and clearly has quite the career in front of him.


Ultimately, though, now is the time for reflection following one of the most humiliating defeats in the history of English football.

Hodgson, unsurprisingly, was quick to hand in his resignation following the shocking loss in Nice. 

He stated, as per BBC Sport: "I'm sorry it will have to end this way but these things happen.

"Now is the time for someone else to oversee the progress of a hungry and extremely talented group of players.

"They have done fantastically and done everything asked of them. I hope you will still be able to see an England team in a final of a major tournament soon."

The worry for England, however, is that there aren't too many notable candidates to replace the outgoing Hodgson. 

While England clearly have a number of talented players in their ranks, this latest tournament disaster will take some getting over and it's going to take a special manager to get things back on track. 

Who should replace Hodgson as England boss? Have your say below! 

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