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Kane Nets Brace As England Run Riot

2018 World Cup Qualifier Report: Malta v England 01 September 2017

By SL International - Sep 01, 2017 10:48 PM

2018 World Cup Qualifier

Report: Malta 0-4 England

Date: 01 September 2017

Venue: Ta'Qali National Stadium

Harry Kane bagged a brace as England thumped Malta 4-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Friday evening.

The visitors threatened early on but the likes of Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson failed to take advantage of their good chances.

England had the ball in the back of the net after 22 minutes but Phil Jones' header was ruled out for a foul on the goalkeeper.

The home side, meanwhile, were content to sit back and frustrate the Three Lions as they hardly had any touches in the visitors' 18-yard box.

That proved to be the trend for the rest of the half, as England failed to bypass the Malta.

The visitors eventually broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute as Dele Alli picked out Kane, who fired home from 12-yards out.

Malta went close on the hour-mark but Joe Hart produced a good save to keep out Magri's low effort.

Gareth Southgate opted for a change on 69 minutes as Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy replaced Alli.

Marcus Rashford nearly doubled England's advantage in the 80th minute, but the striker's effort from distance was saved by Hogg.

However, England doubled six minutes later as Ryan Bertrand's strike from distance took a deflection and sailed into the back of net.

Danny Welbeck got the third goal in the first minute of stoppage time, as he latched onto a ball from Kane before lobbing Hogg.

There was enough time for a fourth goal as Rashford's impressive pass found Kane, who slotted past Hogg for his second of the game.

 


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1 Sep 2017 20:45 Ta'Qali National Stadium European World Cup Qualifiers Round 1
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53’ Harry Kane

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91’ Danny Welbeck

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Duke two Joined: 26 Jun 2017
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Duke two Sep 03, 2017 10:55 PM
Always easy qualifiers for England...
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indidane Sep 02, 2017 09:24 PM
Iyoo
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LukzBucz Sep 02, 2017 03:14 PM
@prakazel looool
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musa005 Sep 02, 2017 11:41 AM
Hurry kane great forward!
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MADSPURS Sep 02, 2017 11:19 AM
That's how he is starting scoring though
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Faysal Sep 02, 2017 08:34 AM
3goats only know how to beat small national teams
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tinashenengomasha Sep 02, 2017 12:19 AM
kane my kane wat strike
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Jabuul Sep 01, 2017 10:40 PM
Mmmm that us EPL country
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indidane Sep 01, 2017 10:12 PM
mxxm
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prakazel Sep 01, 2017 09:19 PM
England is the same as bafana bafana. Both useless. We just need a match between them to see which 1 is more useless than the other
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MaqhobozaPAT11 Sep 01, 2017 03:30 PM
England will win this one
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mbhuh Sep 01, 2017 10:11 AM
England will win

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