Milton Keynes born Ben Chilwell struck his first goal for the full England national team as they beat Andorra on Saturday (09/10) night.
The MK-born Chelsea full-back scored England’s opening goal in a World Cup qualifier away in Andorra, helping England on their way to a 5-0 win that pushes them one step closer to next year’s finals in Qatar. His first England goal came in his 15th England cap.
The 24-year-old scored a 17th minute goal at the end of a move involving Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho, though it was only given after a lengthy VAR review.
Bukayo Saka, Tammy Abraham, James Ward-Prowse and Jack Grealish scored England’s other goals in the victory.
After the game, Chilwell Tweeted, “Great win and my first goal for @England, amazing feeling!”
Chilwell is the first person from Milton Keynes to score for the England’s men team since Dele Alli. The Spurs midfielder and former MK Dons star has scored 3 times for England in 37 caps, with his goals coming in a friendly against France in 2015, a World Cup qualifier against Malta a year later, and most famously in a World Cup quarter final against Sweden during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The full-back played for the Woburn Lions junior team as a child, before joining first Rushden & Diamonds and later Leicester at academy level. He made a first team debut for Leicester City in the 2015-16 season, and moved from Leicester to Chelsea in 2020 for an undisclosed fee. Chilwell was a part of England’s squad at the European Championships over the summer but did not make an appearance.