England Fans Noticed Marcus Rashford’s Unusual Penalty Technique

England's Marcus Rashford looks dejected after the match.


Marcus Rashford captained England for the first time and scored the winner against Romania on Sunday.

Gareth Southgate handed the captain’s armband to Marcus Rashford in absence of Harry Kane, making him the youngest player to lead England since Michael Owen in 2003.

Alongside the skipper’s role, the United forward was also in charge of penalty duties at the Riverside Stadium.

As such, when Jack Grealish was brought down in the penalty box by substitute Tiberiu Capusa in the 66th minute, Rashford stepped up to give the Three Lions the lead from the spot-kick.

Getting the better of Romania goalkeeper Florin Nita wasn’t easy, as displayed by Jordan Henderon later on in the game, but Rashford made no mistake from 12 yards to put England ahead.

While Rashford’s effort left the goalkeeper rooted to his line, his unusual penalty technique raised a few question. The manner in which his ankle moved some fans initially believed the images were photoshopped.



While Rashford’s conversion rate from the spot is getting better, a technique like this has left some of his supporters worried.

He struggled with ankle injury and discomfort during the second-half of the season with Manchester United, and also missed out all three of England’s World Cup qualifiers due to the same issue.