RAHEEM STERLING sent the nation into meltdown as he scored England's opening goal in the European Championships.
The Manchester City forward was given the nod ahead of in-from Jack Grealish against Croatia at Wembley.
And he repaid Gareth Southgate's faith as he put England in front after 57 minutes after a great run from Kalvin Phillips.
The Leeds midfielder drove with the ball before cutting in and laying it off to Sterling, who expertly slotted home.
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