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Captain Harry Kane led the way with a hat-trick as England stormed into the knockout stages of the World Cup with a 6-1 thrashing of Panama.
Gareth Southgate's side had squeezed past Tunisia in their opening Group G game thanks to a stoppage-time winner from their skipper, but there was no late drama in a one-sided clash in Nizhny Novgorod.
Kane and John Stones both scored twice before the interval, the former converting a pair of penalties as England scored five before the break against their beleaguered opponents.
However, Jesse Lingard registered the pick of England’s first-half strikes, bending a shot home with his right foot after being teed up Raheem Sterling, who – despite media conjecture in the week – kept his place in the starting XI.
Kane enjoyed a slice of good fortune to secure his treble, inadvertently deflecting Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s drive beyond goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, for his fifth of the tournament, moving him clear of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku in the battle for the Golden Boot.
Substitute Felipe Baloy created history with Panama's first goal in the finals, though England's emphatic win sees them join Belgium - who they face on Thursday in Kaliningrad on Thursday - in qualifying from the group.
Panama actually enjoyed the first good chance - Anibal Godoy slicing a clear sight of goal wide with his left foot – before they left a canal-sized gap for an unmarked Stones to thump home a header from Kieran Trippier's corner.
The early goal opened the floodgates. Kane emphatically converted a penalty to make it 2-0 following a foul on Lingard, who was next to find the net with a sublime curling finish with his right foot from the edge of the area.
A clever set-piece move set up Stones for the next, the centre-back on hand to nod home the rebound after goalkeeper Penedo had impressively kept out Sterling's close-range header.
Kane completed the first-half carnage with a mirror image of his earlier penalty, emphatically driving the ball into Penedo's top right corner after referee Ghead Grisha had spotted a foul on the forward by Fidel Escobar, albeit he was not the only offender as Panama felt holding was their only hope of stemming the English tide.
The Tottenham striker became just the third Englishman to score a treble at the World Cup finals in the 62nd minute, his final touch on Loftus-Cheek's attempt seeing him join a select club that also includes Geoff Hurst and Gary Lineker.
Having enjoyed watching his team-mates run up the score, Jordan Pickford conserved his clean sheet with a brave block on Murillo. Yet the Everton goalkeeper was unable to stop veteran Baloy's first-time attempt from Ricardo Avila's free-kick, sparking huge celebrations on the field, in the dugout and also in the stands.
Panama rightly enjoyed their consolation goal, but Kane and England will hog the headlines after an emphatic result that will further raise hopes back home of a repeat of their 1966 triumph.
Harry Kane is understandably pleased with his work today. He's now the leading scorer at the World Cup!
90+4 Peep! Full time! England have qualifed for the round of 16. Match Report & Reaction from the studio to follow!
90- Four minutes of Extra time!
89- Henderson flashes in a free kick, it drops to Stones. Hatrick?! No the keeper Penedo is out to smother the ball.
89- The game is winding down now. The writing has been on the wall for some time.
86- Rowdy scenes in the stands with both Panama & England fans in full voice! Don't worry it's all good natured fun!
82- Sterling goes close with a shot from outside the box. A cracking effort from the Man City man!
78- Goal! Baloy turns it in to score Panama's first ever goal at a World Cup! It's a very worked goal! 6-1!
75- Corner flicked in for Panama, Torres arrives at the back post! What a miss!
71- Murillo hacks down Sterling. Ashley Young lines up a dangerous free-kick. The ball falls to Henderson, his volley flashes just wide.
68- Changes ahoy! Barcenas and Gomez are replaced by Arroyo and Baloy. Whilst Danny Rose is on for Trippier.
65- Murillo goes close for Panama, his dinked shot is cleared by Stones!
62- That's Kane's final contribution. He is replaced by Jamie Vardy. Lingard is also hooked and is replaced by Delph
61- Goal! Reuben Loftus-Cheek cracks a shot which deflects off Kane, it's a hat-trick! 6-0! That makes him the leading goalscorer at the World Cup!
57- Trippier rolls the ball away after being called offside. He's promptly shoved by Escobar.
54- Corner for England, Trippers cross is cleared by Torres.
50- Godoy with a brash challenge again. He's on thin ice.
49- Kyle Walker concedes a needless corner. Rodrigez knocks in the corner, which is cleared by the head of Walker.
Peep! Panama get us back underway! No substitutes from either side.
Some half-time analysis for you! Panama has been so poor at defending corners. Former England keeper Paul Robinson with his take on the action.
Peep! Half-Time! Well, that was all a bit of fun! England is 5-0 up at the break, and haven't really broken a sweat! Join me in 15 minutes for more fun!
45+1 GOAL! More of the same from Kane! 5-0! The England captain sweeps the ball into the same corner as his first penalty.
45- Two minutes of Stoppage time...
43- Penalty! Panama are all over the show! Kane gets tugged down during the corner. He's stepping up and could make it 5-0...
39- Goal! 4-0! What a well worked Free-Kick. Stones eventually gets the decisive header!
37- Up the other end, Perez throws a foot at a dangerous-looking cross. It goes out for a goal-kick.
35- Goal! Lingard with a peach! Curling into the corner! Lingard ruins it all with some kinda fortnight celebration. Still, 3-0 up!
31- Trippier picks out Maguire, his looping header is well over. The ball ends up on the roof of the net.
30- Panama has been liberal with their challenges so far. England wins a freekick, an opportunity for Trippier to deliver.
28- A well-constructed move for Panama sees Cooper played through, his shot flies over!
23- Ruben Loftus-Cheek picks up a yellow, that's been coming for a while.
20- Goal! Kane smashes it into the top corner. That was a confident penalty! 2-0!
19- Penalty for England! Escobar takes out Lingard. It's a penalty! VAR is checking for an offside, that's over ruled!
15- Barcenas with a shot! It curls wide of the post, Pickford had it covered. But a signal of intent from Panama!
14- All three of Englands goals have come from corners. Take that free-flowing football!
11- Rodrigez knocks in a dangerous looking ball into the box, No Panamanians are about and England get rid.
9- Cooper goes into the book for hacking down Lingard, he'll miss the final game against Tunisia.
8- GOAL! John Stones completely unmarked! 1-0! That will settle any nerves.
6- It's been a slow start from England, Then Trippier promptly wins a corner, proving me wrong.
4- Panama Chance! Godoy finds himself in plenty of space, he smashes his shot well over the bar.
1- Jessie Lingard is in the wars already! After a clash with Gabriel Gómez. Thankfully both players are okay.
Peep! Jessie Lingard gets this party started! England is all in white today.
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Over in our Arabic studio and Arsene Wenger has had his say on the England squad chosen to take on Panama.
News! It's time for some news! Kate Mason gives us the rundown of all you need to know!
England started their World Cup campaign with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Tunisia. They'll be hoping for an easier time of it today against Panama.
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We have team news! The team sheets are in and we have a change for England! As expected, Ruben Loftus-Cheek comes in to replace Dele Alli in midfield, Raheem Sterling keeps his place up front with Harry Kane! As for Panama, it's an unchanged side from the one that lost to Belgium.
Good afternoon! Welcome to the Live Updates of England Vs Panama! Can the Three Lions get the victory that will seal their place in the round of sixteen? They are taking on a Panama side who lost their first ever World Cup game 3-0 but have promised to be a real challenge for England. We'll be having all the updates and news from the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium ahead of the big Kick-Off at 3 pm Mecca.
England will be looking for back to back group wins, to seal their progress to the round of sixteen when they take on debutants Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Three Lions left it late to defeat Tunisia, thanks to a stoppage-time header from Harry Kane. However, the late goal has boosted Gareth’s Southgate's side who are now primed to get the job done against Panama to assure their place in the round of sixteen.
In injury news, Dele Alli won’t take part with a thigh injury with Ruben Loftus-Cheek the likely candidate to replace him in midfield. Whilst much of the talk has centred on Marcus Rashford replacing Raheem Sterling in the attack. The Manchester United star looked lively in his substitute cameo against Tunisia, and his finishing could be a vital asset for the Three Lions as they look to break down a stubborn Panamanian backline.
Kieran Trippier was a key man for England against Tunisia, and expect the Tottenham wing-back to start on Sunday. Trippier was superb on set pieces and assisted Kane from the corner for the late winner. He is likely to pose the same threat again.
England Predicted team
Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Loftus-Cheek, Henderson, Lingard, Young; Rashford, Kane
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Panama will be looking to pick themselves up after their first ever game in a World Cup ended in a 3-0 defeat to Belgium. Defensive solidity will be the order of the day for Los Canaleros, who will look to set up in a way to stifle the England attack.
Román Torres was one of the stand out players for Panama despite the defeat to Belgium. The 32-year old Seattle Sounders defender is an icon in his homeland, and an impressive performance against the Three Lions could write his name in Panamanian folk law. Torres is no stranger to shirking out of tackles and his physical presence could cause England some trouble.
Panama Predicted Team
Penedo; Murillo, Escobar, R Torres, Davis; Gomez; Barcenas, Godoy, Cooper, Rodriguez; Perez
It promises to be interesting as England take on Panama. Watch the Live & Exclusive stream of the game on MAX HD3 & beIN SPORTS CONNECT.