TOM Heaton became Burnley’s first England international in 42 years last night as the Three Lions beat Australia 2-1.

The Clarets captain came on for Southampton’s Fraser Forster on 87 minutes at the Stadium of Light to experience his first taste of international football after an outstanding three years at Turf Moor.

Heaton’s first touch in an England shirt was a long kick downfield from an Eric Dier backpass which ended with a Ross Barkley shot being saved by his opposite number Mathew Ryan.

The last player to play for England while at Burnley was Martin Dobson in 1974 and he won four of his five international caps while with the Clarets.

Colin McDonald was the last Burnley goalkeeper to play for England in 1958, winning eight caps while at Turf Moor, while Alan Stevenson was called up for a Three Lions squad in 1974 but failed to get on the pitch in Portugal on the same night that Dobson made his debut.

Heaton made four successive squads under Roy Hodgson from last June, and while he missed out on an initial call-up for the friendlies with Germany and Holland in March, he was added to the squad after Jack Butland’s ankle injury in Berlin.

Butland’s fractured ankle meant Heaton was the third goalkeeper named in Hodgson’s squad for the European Championships behind Forster and Joe Hart, and while three names will be cut from the current squad of 26 by Tuesday, three goalkeepers will be on the plane to France so barring injury Heaton is guaranteed his place.

Heaton becomes the 72nd player to play for their country while with Burnley.

He is the first Clarets goalkeeper to play for his country while playing his club football at Turf Moor since Danny Coyne played for Wales in 2007.

The 30-year-old becomes the 25th Burnley player to win a cap for England and the fourth goalkeeper after McDonald, Jack Hillman and Jerry Dawson.

His next chance of adding to that first cap comes in England’s final Euro 2016 warm-up friendly against Portugal at Wembley on Thursday.

England get their tournament underway against Russia on Friday, June 10, before facing Wales on Thursday, June 16 and Slovakia on Monday, June 20.