Published: Mon, June 25, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Hat-trick man Kane now the top scorer

Hat-trick man Kane now the top scorer

At least 5,000 more fans will board flights this week as "World Cup fever" takes over after the England team thrashed Panama 6-1 today.

Their blistering first-half display was also only the fifth time in FIFA World Cup history that a team has scored five or more goals in the first half.

He said his third goal, which came from a Ruben Loftus-Cheek shot that deflected off the English captain's heel into the net, "was one of the luckiest of my career".

It is predicted a wave of fans will dash to Russian Federation ahead of England's last group game with Belgium on Thursday in Kalinigrad.

It might have only been Panama, but England could hardly have been more impressive in thrashing their Group G rivals to make it six points from six at this year's World Cup. We wouldn't swap him for anyone in terms of number nines.

Wayne Rooney stands alone with the global goalscoring record after he netted 53 times throughout his worldwide career, but already the 24-year-old has 18 and is eyeing the record.

"It could have been a tough game but we started well".

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Amrabat was furious at not being awarded a penalty after wrestling with Raphael Guerreiro and the entire squad erupted in outrage. Sportswear giant Adidas fuelled the debate prior to the World Cup with a cheeky promotional picture of Messi holding a goat.

When quizzed about Panama's aggressive style Kane said England had prepared for that but that Panama shouldn't be criticised because they were playing for their lives.

"Extremely proud of the way we played, the hard work. and we also had fun out there as well which was important".

In other action, Japan and Senegal will go head-to-head in Group H action after they both picked up victories in their opening games. "There are a lot of incredible players and I'll try to be the top scorer, of course", concluded the Tottenham man.

Kane said: "I'm very proud".

The four-times world champs suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico in their first group game, and after the South Americans won for a second time against South Korea earlier in the day Germany knew that only a victory over Sweden would realistically keep them in this year's tournament. "It's not every time you go through after two games, so we're happy with that".

"But I would have loved a clean sheet, I thought we defended so well and dominated the match and to not get a clean sheet is a bit disappointing".

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