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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek received plenty of adulation from England fans following his second-half cameo against Tunisia on Monday night.

Loftus-Cheek played his way into Gareth Southgate’s England squad during his loan spell with Crystal Palace.

The 22-year-old grabbed the opportunity by the scruff of it’s neck and showed the country exactly what he was capable of.

He had not done enough during England’s warm-up friendlies to convince Southgate that he was worthy of a starting role against Tunisia, but don’t be surprised to see him start against Panama.

Ruben Loftus Cheek
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Loftus-Cheek looked energetic and incisive during his 14-minute cameo against Nabil Maâloul’s men, who were unlikely not to earn a point during their group opener.

The Chelsea academy product was fielded on the right-hand-side for the closing stages of the match. He had the beating of his opposing full-back every time.

Along with the entirety of social media, Southgate himself will have no doubt been impressed with the performance. Here’s how Twitter reacted to Loftus-Cheek’s electric cameo:

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