Harry Kane hits hat-trick as England score six against Panama

Harry Kane leads England into World Cup 2018 knockouts

Harry Kane leads England into World Cup 2018 knockouts

Frank Lampard has backed England to win the World Cup in Russian Federation.

"As to our football, we've tried to play against England but there's a huge difference between our two teams".

22' GOAL! England 2-0 Panama - Kane arrows his penalty into the top corner to emphatically double England's lead.

Nobody would have thought that after just two games, England would have scored eight goals.

Southgate's team face Belgium on Thursday and both the manager and defender Stones think trying to maintain the approach that has seen them beat Tunisia and Panama is the best way forward.

"To score my first goals for England was something special, especially at a World Cup", Stones said.

As if to emphasis their power in the air, England's fourth goal was a training ground routine that featured no less than three headers in the box, including Stones' final nod home.

Four years on from the last World Cup which he missed due to injury, Colombia's Radamel Falcao scores one of his side's three goals against Poland.

62' GOAL! England 6-0 Panama - Kane has his hat trick and is now the outright leader for the golden boot. The Panama goalkeeper made a fine close-range save.

These are still early days in the campaigns of many a World Cup contender but few have seized the opportunity to set down early markers like the two qualifiers from Group G.

The third goal of the game, scored by Jesse Lingard, was the best of the lot. The first English Manchester City player to score at a World Cup since Trevor Francis in 1982 was virtually unmarked. "But despite that fact, we led twice and what's annoying for me is the two goals we conceded".

England are totally spectacular, a attractive team.

Kane was dragged to the deck from a corner as they employed grappling techniques UFC fighters would be proud of, but Hernan Dario Gomez's side forgot to mark Stones and the Manchester City centre-back headed home his first worldwide goal.

England's Raheem Sterling, left, is fouled by Panama's Michael Murillo during their World Cup Group G match at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

However, Panama were not prepared to exit their maiden tournament without scoring a goal and veteran player Felipe Baloy scored after latchning onto a free kick taken by Avila in the 77th minute.

That is the scenario heading into Thursday's clash with Belgium, who would reportedly rather finish as runners-up. In the 63rd minute, Ruben Loftus-Cheek's long-range shot hit Kane and was deflected into the Panama net.

Both teams lost their Group H openers and knew another loss would end their hopes of advancing.

[Will he change his team for the Belgium game?] We want to keep momentum, so we'll have to have a think about the team we want to put out. He has 37 worldwide goals in his career.

A peak TV audience of 14.1 million and a further 2.8m on live stream saw England book their place in the World Cup knockout stages - a share of 82.9 per cent. Apart from Lingard's peach, everything else came off a set-piece.

Head coach Gomez went to Southgate's dugout before a second half that started at a far calmer tempo - not that the pain would stop for Panama.

"I felt we were a bit anxious at the start".

Despite the Central American team living up to their expected role of group whipping boys, the "football is coming home" brigade came out in force following the game.

Japan used its speed to control the middle of the field and open spaces in Senegal's defense, but they still couldn't stop the African team from taking the lead.

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