England 6-1 Panama: Sun June 24: England v Panama (Group G) – Nizhny Novgorod, Full Time
Harry Kane is only the third England player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match, after Geoff Hurst in the 1966 final, and against Poland in 1986. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as England swaggered to the World Cup knockout stage with a game to spare after routing Panama 6-1 in Nizhny Novgorod.
Ryan Mason’s England player ratings
England: Pickford (7), Walker (7), Stones (8), Maguire (7.5), Trippier (8.5), Loftus-Cheek (7), Henderson (8), Lingard (9), Young (7), Sterling (7), Kane (9).
Subs: Rose (6), Vardy (6), Delph (6).
Man of the match: Jesse Lingard
Panama player ratings
Panama: Penedo (6), Murillo (6), Roman Torres (5), Escobar (4), Davis (5), Barcenas (7), Cooper (4), Gomez (5), Godoy (4), Jose Luis Rodriguez (6), Perez (5).
Subs: Arroyo (6), Avila (6), Baloy (7).
Man of the match – Jesse Lingard
Despite that photographed team note, Raheem Sterling kept his place in England’s starting XI. Ruben Loftus-Cheek replaced Dele Alli following his thigh injury.
Panama were unchanged, despite their opening defeat to Belgium.
England and Belgium face off in Kaliningrad at 7pm on Thursday, with Tunisia and Panama – both now ousted from the tournament – meeting at the same time in Saransk.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 24, 2018
Victory in Sunday’s Group G match in Nizhny Novgorod would put England into the last 16.England continue their World Cup adventure against Panama with manager Gareth Southgate looking to build on their first opening-game win at a major tournament since 2006.
Squads & Team News
Predict England XI: Pickford; Stones, Maguire, Walker; Trippier, Young, Lingard, Henderson, Sterling, Loftus-Cheek; Kane.
|Goalkeepers||Pickford, Pope, Butland|
|Defenders||Walker, Trippier, Alexander-Arnold, Cahill, Rose, Stones, Maguire, Jones, Young|
|Midfielders||Dier, Delph, Henderson, Alli, Loftus-Cheek, Sterling, Lingard|
|Forwards||Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck|
Predict Panama XI: Penedo; Murillo, Escobar, Torres, Davis; Gomez, Godoy, Cooper, Diaz, Barcenas; Tejada.
|Goalkeepers||Penedo, Calderon, Rodriguez|
|Defenders||Baloy, Cummings, Davis, Escobar, Machado, Murillo, Ovalle, Torres|
|Midfielders||Barcenas, Cooper, Godoy, Gomez, Pimentel, Quintero, Rodriguez|
|Forwards||Arroyo, Diaz, Perez, Tejada, Torres|