3 things we learned from England’s crushing of Panama

Gareth Southgate England

"There was three or four goalscoring opportunities where we could have scored, but we didn't finish properly, and England came to our box seven times and scored six".

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

Felipe Baloy, 37, scored the first-ever goal for Panama at a World Cup to narrow the gap but it could not mask the vast gulf in quality between the two sides. The only man to walk up to Kane before the kick was Raheem Sterling and that was for an encouraging pat on the back.

"Let's go and enjoy it again".

His manager Gareth Southgate believes he is already up there with the best.

The domination secured England's spot in the knockout stages of the competition and, at least for the moment, landed them at the top of their cluster ahead of Belgium.

England are now above Belgium by virtue of having picked up fewer yellow cards than Roberto Martinez' side.

The outcome leaves England on the same goal difference as Belgium, and the top spot will likely be determined by fair play points.

The former AC Milan forward scored in the 78th minute, knocking the ball past two defenders standing on the goal line, to give Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal.

Just minutes later it was four, with a scintillating routine culminating in Stones scoring his second, after Sterling had seen his initial header saved.

The quarter-final of the World Cup will take place July 6 at 7pm and the semi-final on July 10 at 7pm.

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Colombia thrashed Poland 3-0 in their second group encounter of the FIFA World Cup 2018, at the Kazan Arena in Kazan to take all three points.

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Kane, who now has five goals in Russian Federation, leapfrogged Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot.

He also struck in the 22nd (penalty) and 62nd minutes to become only the third England player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match, after Geoff Hurst (1966) and Gary Lineker (1986).

World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - Jun 24, 2018 England's Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring their third goal.

Unfortunately, it backfired as England were able to adjust accordingly and outwit their opponents en route to a dominating victory.

England also became the fifth team to score five goals in a World Cup half. Panama's marking of Stones from a Kieran Trippier corner was lax and it wasn't the last time that England would benefit from a corner. The centre-half used his head brilliantly to not only score but to defend very well against an aggressive Panama side.

"We knew it was going to be tough and they started pretty well but we've been working on our set-pieces, we've been working on the way we want to play and it's all coming together".

Later Sunday, Colombia produced an impressive performance to salvage their World Cup and send Poland crashing out of the tournament with a 3-0 win thanks to goals from Radamel Falcao, Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado. Of course, his three goals were two penalties and one that he seemed to know little about.

In 1982, Hungary beat El Salvador 10-1; in 1974 Yugoslavia beat Congo 9-0 and in 1954, Hungary beat South Korea 9-0 as well.

"Just before halftime, the game was done", he said.

England possess real threat up front but may need to shore up an attack-minded midfield against better opposition, and the defence - which has looked vulnerable on occasions - has yet to be seriously tested.

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