I did not owe England after my mistake cost us a goal - Rashford

- Rashford's early mistake, when he lost possession led to Slovakia's opening goal.

- Rashford does not believe he owed England a good performance or a goal in return.

- England on the verge of qualifying for 2018 world cup.
Marcus Rashford, 19, who produced his best performance so far for England in their 2-1 victory over Slovakia has disclosed that he did not owe England because his mistake led to the opening goal against them.

Rashford's early mistake, when he lost possession in a dangerous position to allow Slovakia to score the opener, led to England enduring a difficult opening half hour against their opponents.

"No," Rashford told reporters when asked about the Slovakia goal. "You want to help the team anyway by scoring or with an assist. It doesn't make a difference.

"It is football and you have your ups and you have your downs. I think the whole team reacted well and it is great that we got a goal back late in the first half.

"The manager said to just stay calm at half-time and try to work on the things we had been working in training over the week and I think that is what we all did and that is where we got the result from it.

"But to score, it is a special moment, and one that I will obviously keep with me for a long time.

"That is why people play football. We want to get the rewards, we want to put smiles on people's faces.

"When you work hard, you get your rewards and that is what it is all about."

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