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Kane's fluky hat trick powers England

Harry Kane leads England into World Cup 2018 knockouts Kane became the third England player to score a hat-trick at the World Cup
Cassandra Castillo | 26 June, 2018, 05:39

DF Kieran Trippier, 8 - With his smart forward runs and consistently unsafe crosses from open play and dead-ball situations, the Tottenham defender has been England's best player at this World Cup.

England's hero against Panama was Harry Kane, who joined Geoff Hurst (1966) and Gary Lineker (1986) as the only Englishmen to score a hat-trick in a World Cup.

He went on to say that he is "very confident" that Kane will continue to deliver.

England fans in Nizhny Novgorod celebrate after their match against Panama in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. But he's got this hunger to score goals, it's incredible, at the same time he's a proper team player.

The Tottenham striker netted the Three Lions' second goal from the penalty spot and then, in a remarkable half of football, also scored England's fifth in a completely one-sided 45 minutes. True, two of his goals came from penalties and the other when Ruben Loftus-Cheek's shot deflected off his heel when he wasn't looking.

Television pictures showed the trio of fans who make up the England Band, Steve Holmes, John Hemmingham and Steve Wood, all from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, celebrating wildly, instruments held high.

As well as the last 16, England is also on course for its biggest win at the World Cup.

Gareth Southgate, England's coach, said: "There is pressure around the World Cup and the players have dealt with that really well". "But for me it's just about the wins".

Previously, England had never won by more than three goals.

"For me, just before half-time, the game was done today". John Stones found the back of the net as early as the eighth minute with a handsome header from a corner kick. Left unmarked, Lingard ran towards the middle of the pitch to receive the ball back from Sterling to perfectly strike the ball 36 minutes into the game.

"Not many players get to score a hat trick in a World Cup".

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He converted both penalties convincingly.

"I think that the difference of goals could have been more - we could have actually conceded more goals".

"He's there. He's up at the top. We wouldn't swap him for anyone in the tournament in terms of number nines".

'You know that when he gets opportunities he's going to bury them.

Kane netted a hat-trick as England recorded their highest-ever World Cup goals tally - and biggest-ever World Cup winning margin - in a rout against debutants Panama to book their spot in the last 16 in Russian Federation with one game to spare.

File photo dated 05-10-2017 of England's Harry Kane. Stones was primed to follow-up, giving the defender his second.

The big centre back contributed two goals with a pair of headers. We said before the game, no more yellow cards.

He said his cellphone was "blowing up" with messages after his goals.

Southgate's men have also scored the most goals in this tournament so far, equal with Russian Federation.

Gomez added: "We managed to keep the ball in the second half a little bit more and we kept playing in an orderly fashion because had we not done that it wouldn't have been six goals but far more". That's the most important thing.

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