Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama

Posted June 24, 2018

Kane, who is one of the best strikers in the world, was in superb form for England against Panama in their second World Cup group game on Sunday afternoon.

The 24-year-old English captain became a national hero pretty quick at this World Cup after scoring two goals - including a attractive victor in stoppage time - in England's opening 2-1 win over Tunisia last week.

John Stones headed in two goals and Jesse Lingard curled in another.

"It´s going well, there´s still a long way to go, the most important thing is winning games", Kane said.

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Incidentally, he is the first player to have scored a brace and a hattrick in his two consecutive world cup outings, after Gary Lineker in 1985 World Cup finals. "England is totally spectacular, a handsome team", said coach Hernan Dario Gomez, who went into the English changing room at halftime to congratulate Southgate. An asset to England at both ends of the pitch. If you want to achieve anything in life you have to believe.

Lingard's solid form for Manchester United earned him a call-up to the England World Cup squad and he started the Three Lions' opener in Russian Federation against Tunisia last week.

"There´s a lot of good players behind me, hopefully I can take it into Thursday´s game".

That year's World Cup produced some eye-opening scores - as we'll see - with Barhan Sargun's hat trick accompanied by a brace from Suat Mamat.

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England will next face Belgium in their final group game and will be aiming to win in order to finish top.

From now on they, along with the third man in that defensive unit Kyle Walker, may have to focus on traditional duties much more. I've got complete trust in the players.

Although Gareth Southgate's team is certain to come against tougher opponents than Panama, it would take a heart of stone not to allow English fans indulge quite such a convincing win.

England have collected two yellow cards - Kyle Walker against Tunisia and Ruben Loftus-Cheek here - while Belgium have three yellow cards against their name.

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Panama pulled a goal back in the 78th minute through Felipe Baloy - the Central American nation's first goal at a World Cup.