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Anthony Elanga scores maiden Sweden goal with stunning curler

Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga bagged his maiden Sweden goal yesterday with a stunning curling effort against Norway in the Nations League.

The 20-year-old was handed his international debut in March after impressing under Ralf Rangnick, and he has now made a mark for his country.

Elanga came off the bench in the 65th minute with Sweden trailing 1-0. The deficit was soon doubled, but it was still a night to remember for the United graduate.

With 90 seconds left of stoppage time, the youngster showed his class from the edge of the box, slotting a curling effort into the right hand corner of the net.

It was too late for a comeback draw at home, but Elanga should be pleased on a personal level, having registered his maiden Sweden goal in just his third cap.

Here is a video of his strike:

Elanga was a favourite under Rangnick during the back end of the campaign. The youngster got the regular nod over Marcus Rashford on the right wing.

His returns were not outstanding with just three goals and two assists, but showed plenty of potential with his ability to get into excellent scoring positions.

His finishing was a letdown in his breakthrough campaign, but Elanga had no concerns for Sweden yesterday. Hopefully, he can take confidence from the display.

The young forward has come off the bench for each of his three appearances for Sweden. He should be in line for a start when they host Serbia on June 9.

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