Football: Fowler in striking debut

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The Independent Online
ROBBIE FOWLER marked his England Under-21 debut with a third-minute goal in the 4-0 European Under-21 Championship defeat of San Marino last night.

The 18-year-old Liverpool striker set the trend in a game at the Serravalle stadium of only academic interest. Tottenham's Darren Anderton took his Young England tally to five in 12 appearances after 10 minutes before the Norwich striker, Chris Sutton, joined Fowler in making his mark for the first time.

Sutton was on target three minutes before the break, but hopes of a rout dissolved and Manchester City's Mike Sheron scored the only goal of the second half in the 60th minute.

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