Video: Spurs youngster lauded by Sherwood scores screamer for England U17s

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Marcus Edwards is highly thought of in English football, and the Tottenham midfielder scored a blinder for the country's Under-17 side this week.

Tottenham have produced a whole clutch of excellent young international footballers from their academy in recent seasons, and one earmarked for potential greatness by Tim Sherwood proved his undeniable quality in a European Championship game between England Under-17s and Ireland this week.

Edwards seized the ball on the edge of Ireland box with nine minutes to go, and pirouetted around a couple of defenders, before smashing a right footed effort into the top corner to win the game 1-0.

England are now into the last eight of the competition courtesy of the wonder goal, with Edwards also scoring the winner against Italy earlier in the competition.

The diminutive attacking midfielder has already been mentioned as a possible star by Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood, who said the following about the youngster last October in the Independent: "He is the kind of player who, as a coach, makes you look forward to walking out on to that pitch in the morning. Everyone in development football has heard of Marcus.

"When I was at Spurs, I would persuade anyone and everyone at the training ground to come over to see him train. He is a joy to watch.

"In time Marcus has the potential to be a great player, a make-the-difference footballer."

Clearly the 16-year-old hasn't stopped impressing now Sherwood has left the club, and with goals like this, it may not be long until we hear Mauricio Pochettino waxing lyrical about the youngster as well.

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