The night Harry Kane wasn't needed, and Ravel Morrison stole the show for England

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Ravel Morrison and Saido Berahino scored twice, while Harry Kane didn't even get on the field. How times have changed.

In October of 2013, the Lithuanian under-21 side visited England to be on the end of a thrashing.

That night, Harry Kane wasn't the golden boy and most talked about England player on show, he was an unused substitute as the young Lions dismantled Lithuania 5-0 at Portman Road.

Instead, the man who was stealing all the headlines then was Ravel Morrison - who was also making an impression at West Ham United under Sam Allardyce - as he grabbed a brace to enhance his reputation. We all thought there was a very talented England midfielder at the national side's disposal.

One tap in and one solo goal showcased his very different talents of instinct and ability but he has failed to kick on since. His career at West Ham didn't last too long as his contract was terminated at the Boleyn Ground in February - though he is set to relaunch his career with Lazio in Italy.

Shortly after this performance he was impressing for West Ham, but was sent out on loan to Queens Park Rangers to aid their push for promotion to the Premier League, but this season he had a very unsuccessful spell at Cardiff City.

Sam Allardyce said it wasn't a case of his talent, but whether he could live a disciplined life - it was one of the reported reasons why Manchester United decided to let him leave.

Contrast his career with other players who starred that night. Saido Berahino also got a brace and is making a name for himself at West Bromwich Albion - and was called up to the senior squad earlier on in the season - while several other members of the side including John Stones, Eric Dier, James Ward-Prowse and Wilfried Zaha are all establishing themselves in the Premier League.

It's amazing what time can do for a young footballer. 

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