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Professor’s XI: Try our Kane inspired England debuts quiz

| 27.03.2015

All eyes will be on Tottenham Hotspur whizz-kid Harry Kane later this evening and ahead of the Spurs starlet’s national team bow, the Professor has another great quiz for you to devour.

There’s no break for our stats man during international week, with 11 tough-to-tackle questions that focus on England and specifically England debuts.

Test your knowledge and take on the Professor if you dare!

1. Darius Vassell scored on his England debut against which other European nation?

2. Can you name the former Bolton and Middlesbrough striker who also made his debut in that game?

3. Michael Owen made his debut against Chile in February 1998 – what was the final score?

4. Wayne Rooney first game for England came in a 3-1 friendly defeat to Australia – who scored the Three Lions’ only goal that day?

5. How many other debutants featured in Wayne Rooney’s first game for England?

6. David Nugent’s only goal for England was “stolen” from which of his teammates?

7. Can you name the European minnows that featured in a 1998 World Cup qualifier that also marked David Beckham’s England debut?

8. Les Ferdinand was first called up by which England manager?

9. One of the other players who made his England debut alongside Wayne Rooney is still playing in the Premier League – but for which club?

10. Howard Vaughton holds the record for the most goals scored by an England debutant, after starring in the Three Lions’ 13-0 victory over Ireland back in 1882 – how many did he score?

11. The only Englishman still competing in European football, I became the youngest ever defender to earn a Three Lions call-up back in November 2006 – who am I?

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.