Operating in support of Danny Welbeck at the sharp end of a 3-5-2 system, Rashford was England's liveliest player throughout, and looked their most likely source of a goal even before he netted for the fifth time in worldwide football.
England avoided a fourth successive defeat with a 1-0 win over Switzerland at the King Power Stadium but Marcus Rashford's goal was one of the few highlights of a forgettable occasion. "It was a bit embarrassing, we could have been two or three down".
A lacklustre opening 45 from England saw the first half come to a close goalless, with the visitors probably feeling like they should have been in the lead.
Alli started for the Three Lions on Saturday and completed the full ninety minutes as England slumped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Spain at Wembley Stadium in their Nations League opener. With their rendition of Atomic Kitten's "Whole Again" in tribute to Gareth Southgate on loop for nearly the entire game, Rashford's goal was a rare moment of respite.
Walker picked up an overhit corner on the right flank and subsequently delivered a pinpoint deep cross of his own, picking out Rashford who controlled a cushioned volley past Sommer from close range to score in back-to-back England games for the first time.
"We expect and encourage it because they're intelligent footballers and it's important they have a view".
"The first half was quite predictable really, but the players needed the game". And we gave the ball away too cheaply.
"It was quite calm by the time I got in there". That's a good sign there's some leadership in the group. They recognise when they want to be better. And this resulted in many players taking home the prized cap, while how deserving they were of then being branded an "England international" has been open to great debate.
England will be back in action in October with a UEFA Nations League double trip against Spain and Croatia.