England 6-1 Panama – FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 June 24 – Group G – Nizhny Novgorod

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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

Team news

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.

What’s next?

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.

PREVIEW:

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

 

England Squads

Predict England XI: Pickford; Stones, Maguire, Walker; Trippier, Young, Lingard, Henderson, Sterling, Loftus-Cheek; Kane.

Position England players
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

Panama Squads

Predict Panama XI: Penedo; Murillo, Escobar, Torres, Davis; Gomez, Godoy, Cooper, Diaz, Barcenas; Tejada.

Position Panama players
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