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Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford, of Norwell, makes his England debut at Wembley




Striker Patrick Bamford made his senior England debut at Wembley on Sunday evening.

Bamford, of Norwell, started in the number 9 shirt against Andorra in the World Cup qualifier.

It was his 28th birthday and he Tweeted: "Can’t think of a better way to spend my birthday ­— a dream come true to make my debut for @england

England's Patrick Bamford during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at Wembley Stadium. Photo: PA WIRE
England's Patrick Bamford during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at Wembley Stadium. Photo: PA WIRE

Bamford, who has recently signed a new five-year contract with Premier League Leeds United, was replaced by Harry Kane in the 62nd minute of the contest.

England went on to win the game 4-0 with goals from Jesse Lingard (2) Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka.

Bamford, who watched England's Euro 2020 defeat with friends, was also an unused substitute in the 4-0 win in Hungary on Thursday.

Bamford told the FA website it was a proud moment to be told he had made the senior England squad.

He said: "My reaction was a little bit of surprise but tremendously proud. It was a great feeling. Straight away I called my family."

England played their third World Cup qualifier of the week in Poland on Wednesday night.



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