Jadon Sancho registered his first assists of the season in England’s 5-0 win against Andorra which could prove to be the perfect springboard for him.

Manchester United’s number 25 made two assists for England – laying on the opener for Ben Chilwell and the third goal for Tammy Abraham.

Sancho’s first assist came from a darting run across the Andorra backline that was well picked out by Phil Foden.

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United’s £73m (BBC Sport) man took the ball down well and then had the awareness to pick out Chilwell inside the penalty area with his second touch.

The Chelsea left-back smashed the ball home and after originally being chalked off for offside – VAR overturned the decision.

Sancho’s assist was a cross for Abraham who slotted home first time after easily losing his marker and the Andorra goalkeeper rooted to his goal line.

After a good night’s work and the three points assured, Sancho was brought off in the 72nd minute.

Confidence boost for Sancho

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It was an excellent creative performance by the former Dortmund man, one which will hopefully ignite his season.


The 21-year-old had 66 touches and completed 43 of his attempted 49 passes (88%).

Three of his attempted five dribbles were successful as were three of his four attempted crosses.

He also won five ground duels and created three big chances (SofaScore).

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With no goals or assists from his nine Manchester United appearances so far this season, his performance for England will do wonders for his confidence.

However, although Sancho finished last season with 20 goals and 16 assists from 38 Dortmund matches, he had an equally slow start to the domestic campaign to what he is experiencing currently.

Last season he didn’t score his first goal until match day 14, at which point he became much more involved and started to rip open defences once again.

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After finding the back of the net for the first time with Dortmund last season, Sancho went on to be directly involved in 12 goals during the next 10 matches- scoring six and providing the same number of assists.

It could well be that we something similar this season, albeit with the added context of having a brand new club, a big price tag and new team-mates to get used to.

Hopefully Southgate rewards Sancho with another start against Hungary and if he contributes in that match, he could come into our clash against Leicester in perfect shape to announce himself on the Premier League stage.

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