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England beat Australia in Sunderland

Marcus Rashford scored with only his fourth touch of the game. Credit: PA

England beat Australia 2-1 in a friendly at the Stadium of Light, with teen debutant Marcus Rashford scoring a brilliant goal in the second minute with only his fourth touch of the game.

Wayne Rooney smashed in a second for Roy Hodgson's side – his first England goal as a sub – before an Eric Dier headed own goal gave Australia some hope midway through the second half.

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Appeal after lit flare was thrown during Wear-Tyne derby

Police have released an image of a man they would like to trace after a lit flare was thrown during derby day, last October in Sunderland.

Officers are keen to identify the man pictured as it is thought he was in the area at the time and may be able to help police with their enquiries. Credit: Northumbria Police

On Sunday, October 25, a lit flare was thrown in the concourse area of the Stadium of Light.

Police investigating the public order offence are keen to identify the man pictured as it is thought he was in the area at the time.

  • Anyone who recognises the man is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 085806F/15.
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