Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young react to England 6 Panama 1


"The second half was 1-1", he said.

With John Stones heading in twice and Jesse Lingard curling in a shot, England scored the most goals in a World Cup game. Panama resorted to gamesmanship to put Kane off the penalty, but his finish into the top corner could hardly have been sweeter.

There was still time for the Three Lions to bag their fifth of the game before the break, via yet another crisply taken Kane penalty after Stones was manhandled in the box at a corner. The ball skittered past a helpless Penedo and into the Panama net.

"One to be proud of, " Kane said. "That's the luck of it".

Harry Kane on Sunday struck a hat-trick as England's young and free-flowing team banished the ghost of past failures with a record 6-1 thrashing of feeble Panama that eased them into the round-of-16. However, England were soon back in command and doubled their advantage from the penalty spot, Kane ruthlessly netting after Lingard was flattened by the converging Fidel Escobar and Roman Torres.

England player Jesse Lingard was among those revelling in England's victory today, tweeting a picture of his successful strike with a tornado emoji and the hashtag #JLingz.

Amazingly, it was Stones who scored two goals yesterday for England.

"We got to go into the game against Belgium looking to win but this win gives us a bit of a cushion", Kane said.

'It's nice that it's a game where we're not up to our neck in pressure'.

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So, what to make of England?

Brazil would be safely through with a win or a draw against Serbia and will top the group unless Switzerland better their result, or match it with a better goal margin - the Selecao's goal difference is now one better.

Japan need only draw with Poland, who have been eliminated, to progress to the next round. None of those teams will cause anyone any sleepless nights at the English base camp in Repino, just north of St. Petersburg. I was feeling scared in the second half.

Colombia's win in Kazan with goals from Radamel Falcao, Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado sent Poland crashing out of the tournament.

The central American side, on its World Cup debut, joins Tunisia in making an early exit.

When asked what scoring sensation Kane's World Cup appearances would mean for a potential big-money move away from Tottenham, Schmeichel suggested Kane would not be a in a hurry to leave White Hart lane. That is the nature of the worldwide game, since defence depends so much on teamwork and timing, and national teams only spend about 30 days together in any given year.

"There are a lot of good players just behind me".

Hard to fault Harry Kane's technique as he slots another penalty in England's 6-1 win over Panama. Defense worries It has to be said that, amid the goal glut, England are still a little easy to play through at times. We said before the game, no more yellow cards. A former England worldwide, he has been around long enough to know that most of the battle in soccer is creating quality chances, and if a team's players are as world class as England's are, eventually those attempts will start to hit the back of the net.