Harry Kane scored four goals and moved to third in the all time scoring charts as England secured one of the high scoring football scores of the weekend in World Cup Qualifying. The Three Lions booked thier spot in the 2022 World Cup with the 10-0 thrashing of San Marino. San Marino are the lowest ranked team in the world. Harry Maguire, Emile Smith-Rowe, Tyrone Mings, Tammy Abraham and Bukayo Saka all got on the scoring as well with one goal each.
San Marino: Benedettini (3), Manuel Battistini (3), Fabbri (3), Rossi (2), Fabio Tomassini (3), Lunadei (6), Enrico Golinucci (3), Mularoni (3), D’Addario (3), Nanni (4), Hirsch (3).
Subs: Conti (3), Vitaioli (3), Grandoni (3), Censoni (3), Golinucci (3).
England: Ramsdale (n/a), Coady (6), Maguire (7), Mings (7), Alexander-Arnold (7), Bellingham (7), Phillips (6), Saka (8), Foden (6), Kane (9), Smith-Rowe (8).
Subs: Abraham (7), Chilwell (6), James (6), Gallagher (6), Stones (n/a).
Man of the match: Harry Kane
England manager Gareth Southgate: “The qualification was earned away in Budapest, Warsaw and Albania. I have to credit all our players and staff for a very good year. We cannot do anything about the level of opposition but the mentality and the way they applied themselves was terrific.”
“If we left him [Harry Kane] on another half an hour, we would have had Wayne Rooney’s family on the phone. He is a phenomenal goalscorer, we wanted to give him the chance tonight and he took it well.” he added. “I thought Emile [Smith Rowe] has given a good account all week, his tight control is exceptional, and he has to continue what he is doing. We finished with a young side tonight.”
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