England's Lingard, Stones, Loftus-Cheek and Young on Panama display

England's Lingard, Stones, Loftus-Cheek and Young on Panama display

England's Lingard, Stones, Loftus-Cheek and Young on Panama display

After displaying their character to seal a last-gasp win against Tunisia, England kept a cool head to deal with Panama's rough-house tactics in sweltering Nizhny Novgorod, emphatically adding the clinical edge Southgate had called for after Monday's game.

Stars of the entertainment world have reacted optimistically about England's World Cup chances after today's (June 24) victory over Panama.

England's Harry Kane rocketed to the top of the 2018 World Cup goalscoring charts on Sunday, netting a hat-trick against Panama to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku.

"I'm so, so proud of the boys, we're just enjoying it, just enjoying being here", Kane told the BBC.

It was by far the most convincing win of the World Cup so far as Gareth Southgate's side knocked six, I repeat six, past minnows Panama.

"We're extremely proud of each other really". Following the match he took part in a press conference where he spoke about his pride at scoring a hat-trick at the World Cup. If my goals help, great. "England is totally spectacular, a attractive team", said coach Hernan Dario Gomez, who went into the English changing room at halftime to congratulate Southgate.

"It's something to take forward into the next game and hopefully I can get a few more goals from the set-pieces".

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.

Kane was billed as having all the ingredients to become England's hero before they departed for Russian Federation: leadership, big-game experience, a keen eye for a goal and the drive to be the best.

"We go into the Belgium game wanting to win and I think that's just the natural thing in this group. We have some decisions to make because the harmony of the group is important to me". "It's a big factor in games, so we're glad it's coming out on the pitch". "We've got to keep it going but, yes, you have to believe".

"Over the next 36 hours or so we've got to decide what our priority is". I can't remember them having a better crop of players.

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