Wilshere goals among England's best ever - Lineker

The midfielder netted his first international goals against Slovenia, both powerful strikes from outside the penalty area, and the former striker feels they rank in the 10 best
Gary Lineker feels Jack Wilshere's two goals against Slovenia rank among the top-10 ever scored for England.

The Arsenal midfielder scored twice - his first ever goals for his country - as the Three Lions came from behind to maintain their 100 per cent start to Euro 2016 qualification with a 3-2 win over Slovenia.

Wilshere curled in England's equaliser before finishing off a fine team move, which involved Andros Townsend and substitute Adam Lallana, with another thunderous left-footed strike from the edge of the area.

"Jack Wilshere scored two breathtaking goals. I'm sure he hit the same square of the net on both occasions. Let's put it this way - if we had a top 10 he'd be in it," Lineker told BBC Radio 5 live.

Wilshere, normally a deep-lying midfielder for Arsenal, was deployed in an advanced role by Roy Hodgson in Ljubljana, and Lineker commended the 23-year-old's adaptability in light of few more natural options.

He added: "I like him going forward because he goes past players easily. The problem for Roy Hodgson is we don't seem to produce natural holding midfielders."