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Man City's Richards: Remember my name!

Micah Richards has revealed the true extent of the well wishes he received after scoring his first international goal for England on Saturday.

His 66th minute towering header was followed by a big celebration, of which he said: "My celebration was me saying "Richards. Remember the name" - because if you didn't know it before, then now you do!

"I had told people that if I scored for England I would do that, so I had to stick to my word," he told the clubs official web site.

"Any time you score for England is going to be special but to get my first goal at Wembley in front of 85,000 people in such an important Euro 2008 qualifier really made it something to remember.

"When I picked up my phone after the game I had 153 texts waiting for me - a lot of people wanted to congratulate me."

But despite all those messages for Micah there were two people in particular his goal and performance pleased - his dad, Lincoln, and England coach Steve McClaren.

"After the game Steve McClaren was very pleased and he told me "you deserve it". He said that my work rate was good and that he hopes there are many more goals to come.

"My Dad is still in Africa but he watched the game and when I spoke to him he was pretty happy too - understandably! He had actually told me that I was going to score some time soon for England so I am glad he was right.

"It has got to have been one of the best days of my life but everyone is going to expect me to score every game now though!"

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