Handed a winning start for the first time in a major tournament for 12 years by captain Harry Kane's injury-time winner against Tunisia, England can look forward to Sunday's meeting with Panama with a rare sense of World Cup calm.
Kane banished any remaining doubts over his ability to perform on the biggest stage for his country with the first double by an English player at the World Cup since Gary Lineker in 1990. But Kane's heroics in Volgograd papered over the cracks of his team-mates' failure to find the net with a host of simple first-half chances.
Raheem Sterling was particularly culpable and while Kane saved an inquest into England's profligacy and ponderous second-half performance, Sterling's place may now be in jeopardy.
In contrast to his 23-goal season at club level for Premier League champions Manchester City, Sterling now hasn't scored in his last 21 internationals.
However, Rashford refuted suggestions they are too dependent on Kane for goals.
"I don't think that's happening in this group," said the Manchester United striker. "He gets himself in great positons. If we can find him, we will, and, more often than not, he's going to score."