Dominic Calvert-Lewin marked his debut appearance with a goal, while Danny Ings also scored his first goal for his country with an acrobatic effort in England’s 3-0 win against Wales at Wembley.
It was not a surprise to see the pair score - both have been in excellent form in the Premier League. Nor will it be a shock if they make way for England captain Harry Kane for the Nations League clash with Belgium at the weekend. Gareth Southgate has an abundance of options right now.
English forwards have been one of the stories of the Premier League season so far - and not just those who have joined up with the squad.
Alongside Calvert-Lewin, Leeds' Patrick Bamford was one of only two other players to score in each of his team's first three matches of the campaign.
Ollie Watkins, of course, scored a memorable hat-trick for Aston Villa in their 7-2 win over Liverpool - his first three goals in top-flight football. Include Jamie Vardy, in international retirement but last season's Premier League golden boot winner, and this is boom time for the English centre-forward.
In total, there have been 37 Premier League goals scored by English forwards so far this season. It is some number after just four rounds of games. Indeed, it is a dozen more than in any season during the previous decade and more than three times as many as were scored by English forwards at the same stage between 2012 and 2014.
Such is the astonishing goal glut of late that more goals had been scored by English forwards as of the first week of October than in seven of the previous eight seasons - and that despite the fact that the current campaign kicked off a full month later than is usual. Something is happening here.
Many reasons have been floated to explain the sheer volume of goals going in. Fatigue, both mental and physical could be a factor. The lack of pre-season means teams might not be so well drilled. Perhaps even the absence of crowds and the urgency this brings has contributed to slacker defending. It seems that everything is combining to make life that little bit easier for Premier League forwards.
But the current situation with coronavirus does not fully explain the success of English forwards. It is not just that more goals are being scored but more of those goals are being scored by Englishmen.
Forty-three per cent of the Premier League goals scored by forwards this season have been by English players. That is a higher percentage than in any season of the previous decade.
Though the number had been steady at around 30 per cent for much of the past 10 years, the next best proportion in that period came just last season. As a result, this can now be called a trend.
How Southgate's predecessors must look on in envy at the England manager's current situation. He has the luxury of leaving out some of the most in-form strikers in the Premier League - not to mention the fact that he can be so relaxed about the unavailability of the evergreen Vardy.
It was not always this way.
Source: Sky Sports / Adam Bate