England thrash Panama to qualify for knockout stages

Brunilde Fioravanti
Giugno 24, 2018

England's biggest-ever World Cup win, which included two penalties by Kane then a deflection off his heel, also guaranteed Belgium's berth in the next round.

England goes into the Group G finale against Belgium level on points and with the same goal difference after conceding a late goal against Panama, which was eliminated after two matches in its World Cup debut.

Playing from the off with an ease and trickery that contrasted with the stressed-looking England flops of recent global tournaments, Gareth Southgate's team romped into a remarkable 5-0 lead at half-time.

Harry Kane joined the party in the 22nd from the penalty spot after Jesse Lingard was hauled to the ground.

Up stepped the Spurs striker and his penalty was just ridiculous.

Lingard found the net with a wonder strike from long-range before Stones grabbed his second for the Three Lions with his head.

Harry Kane leads the tournament with five goals, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku. He has scored all five of his shots on target. Not many players get to score a hat-trick in the World Cup.

England's emphatic win over Panama was a joy to behold for England fans.

"First time in a long time since we've seen a hat-trick from England player in the World Cup, absolutely delighted for Harry and the team", tweeted Hurst.

And they're well on their way to doing that at half-time against Panama. It was also a great afternoon for John Stones, who has now officially scored more World Cup goals than England's all-time top goalscorer.

In other action, Japan and Senegal will go head-to-head in Group H action after they both picked up victories in their opening games.

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