Wolves skipper Conor Coady had a night to remember in an England shirt against Wales on Thursday.
Just over a month after Coady won his first Three Lions cap, the Wanderers man bagged his first goal for his country in a 3-0 victory at Wembley.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring on 25 minutes, but it was Coady who made the scoreline more comfortable after the break, smashing home England’s second from a set piece.
A sumptuous ball from Kieran Trippier was swung in from a free kick, and the 27-year-old was first on the scene to sweetly crash home on the volley from close range with the outside of his right boot.
Danny Ings capped off the scoring with a smart overhead kick – but if Coady wasn’t buzzing enough with his contribution, his evening was about to get even better.
Starting the game in the middle of a back 3, Coady was ironically the only scouser in a defence which included Liverpool’s Joe Gomez and Everton’s Michael Keane either side of him.
But it was the pride in captaining his country that was written all over his face post match.
After starting-skipper Kieran Trippier’s withdrawal, the armband was handed to Coady for the rest of the night, to cap what was a memorable evening in his career.