England Under-19 international Jadon Sancho scored the first senior goal of his career and assisted two more as Borussia Dortmund thrashed top-four rivals Bayer Leverkusen.
Moments after missing a one-on-one, Sancho controlled Christian Pulisic’s pass before curling home from 16 yards.
Marco Reus rounded goalkeeper Ramazan Ozcan to double Dortmund’s lead, and Sancho excellently set up Maximilian Philipp to fire home their third.
Reus then headed in a Sancho cross. Sancho, 18, who was a £10m summer signing from Manchester City , was part of England’s victorious Under-17 World Cup squad last year, but was not involved in the final
after being recalled by Dortmund.
Saturday’s game was his first Bundesliga start since January following injury and only his fourth start in total.
Reus also had a lively game – the Germany international had a goal ruled out by the video assistant referee, a penalty saved and hit the crossbar before his two goals.
The result means Dortmund move up to third in the Bundesliga table, overtaking Leverkusen.
England can boast of a rising star in Sancho among others who ply their trade outside the country and could make the national team squad if their development succeeds