Football: Hodgson happy with Kane's goal for England but worried about Welbeck's injury

LONDON (Reuters) - England manager Roy Hodgson was delighted with scorer Harry Kane's impact on his international debut in a 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Lithuania on Friday.

But he said the gloss had been taken off by an injury to Danny Welbeck.

Kane headed in England's fourth goal 80 seconds after replacing skipper Wayne Rooney.

"I am delighted for him, there has been a lot of pressure around him, but it is fantastic that in the 25 minutes he was on the field, he produced a little bit of magic and scored his first goal," Hodgson told reporters.

Asked if scoring so quickly into his England career would put even more pressure on the 21-year-old, Hodgson noted: "I don't think he is a person who will buckle under pressure but he will have to learn to accept being in the spotlight.

"But I think he is capable of that and in good hands at Tottenham and with us."

Hodgson, though, was worried about the knee injury Welbeck collected and was hoping it was not too serious.

"It was a good night, apart from that injury which has soured it a little bit for us.

"I hope it is not too serious but it will probably keep him out of Tuesday's friendly against Italy."