Reaction- Harry Kane pleased with performance against Panama

Posted June 28, 2018

England recorded their biggest FIFA World Cup victory as they produced a devastating attacking display in a 6-1 thrashing of Panama to book their place in the last 16 of the tournament in Russian Federation. We have been working on set pieces and working on the way we play and it is all coming together.

However, England did concede a consolation goal with just over 10 minutes left from a corner, and Bent thinks that will have irked Southgate. We've drawn a lot of conclusions but Panama are a small, young child in football, other teams don't really decipher our style of play.

"It's a brilliant result, fantastic to be through and to do it in this way is brilliant".

Senegal looked on course to become the first team from the group to progress but Japan twice came from behind to claim a point in an end-to-end encounter at the Ekaterinburg Arena.

Panama's coach Hernan Dario Gomez sought Gareth Southgate out at half-time to praise the England manager and his team after a superb first 45 minutes.

Five in two games from Kane, John Stones' surprise brace against Panama and Jesse Lingard's strike in the same game mean there is already only 1966 to aim for. But things have not always been so easy for the Three Lions at recent World Cups and, in 2006, they needed two late goals to beat Trinidad & Tobago in Nuremberg.

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Substitute Felipe Baloy made history by become the first Panamanian player to score at a World Cup at the end of a second half that begun with Gomez making a beeline for the England dugout to speak to Southgate.

"It's not something I thought I'd do at the start of the day".

"We got to go into the game against Belgium looking to win but this win gives us a bit of a cushion".

Victory and progression to the knockout phase was all-but sealed when Stones headed high into the roof of the net following a well-worked set-piece routine.

"The boys, from the goalkeeper to the forward line, were fantastic, the boys that came on were fantastic", he said.

"It would be nice for us to be talked about in a positive way and we've just got to keep our feet on the ground and keep working hard in training".