24 Jun 2018
FIFA WC 2018: England thrash Panama 6-1 courtesy Kane's hat-trick
It was raining goals in England versus Panama Group G FIFA World Cup 2018 fixture.
The Three Lions thrashed Panama 6-1 to record their highest win in a World Cup encounter.
Skipper Harry Kane pumped in a hat-trick to lead the charge against the minnows.
England have qualified for the knockout stages after securing two successive wins.
Here is the match report.
England score five goals in first-half
England scripted a fairytale first half over a sorry Panama after netting five goals.
Manchester City defender John Stones scored a brace as Harry Kane scored twice from the penalty-spot.
Manchester United's Jesse Lingard scored a screamer from outside the box.
Gareth Southgate celebrated his team's show in a subdued fashion after dislocating his shoulder last week.
Record-breaking Kane revels in hat-trick
Kane scored a lucky goal in 61st minute off a deflection to net a hat-trick in his second World Cup game.
The player has five goals in the 2018 edition of the World Cup.
Kane became the third English player to notch 3+ goals in the group stage of World Cup.
He joins an illustrious list of Roger Hunt (1966) and Gary Lineker (1986).
Panama's Felipe Baloy scripts history
Panama's Felipe Baloy etched his name in the record books as he became the nation's first player to score a goal in the coveted event. The 37-year-old's 77th minute strike saw the Panama supporters, in the stadium, erupt with joy.
- England Football Team
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- Felipe Baloy
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- Gareth Southgate
- Gary Lineker
- Harry Kane
- Jesse Lingard
- John Stones
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Panama 6-1
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- Panama Group G FIFA World Cup 2018
- Record-breaking Kane
- Roger Hunt
- Skipper Harry Kane
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