Harry Kane scores 2nd straight hat trick; England qualifies for 2022 World Cup

SERRAVALLE, San Marino (AP) England struck double figures in objectives in a competitive video game for the very first time to power into the World Cup on Monday.

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Harry Kane enjoyed himself, in specific, in the embarrassingly one-sided 10-0 win over San Marino that protected England top place in Group I of European certifying.

England’s captain scored 4 objectives — all in the very first half, with 2 of them being charges — to move his worldwide tally to 48, which is connected with Gary Lineker and just 5 off Wayne Rooney’s all-time record for the nation. Harry Kane completed 2021 with 16 objectives for England, a nationwide record for a fiscal year, and it might have been more if he hadn’t been replaced simply after an hour.

“If we left him on another half an hour, we would have had Wayne Rooney’s family on the phone,” England coach Gareth Southgate stated.

“He is a phenomenal goal scorer,” he included about Kane. “We wanted to give him the chance tonight and he took it well.”

Harry Maguire, Emile Smith Rowe, Tyrone Mings, Tammy Abraham and Bukayo Saka likewise scored, along with an own-goal, as England revealed no grace versus the world’s lowest-ranked group – a lineup filled with non-professionals who were utilizing yearly leave from their day tasks to play in the qualifier in Serravalle.

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When England got to double figures after 79 minutes, there seemed a great chance the group might a minimum of match its most significant ever win — 13-0 over Ireland in 1882. That’s one of just 3 times England has actually scored 11 objectives or more.

This was England’s most significant triumph given that 1964 when it attained 10-0 versus the United States in New York City.

“We cannot do anything about the level of opposition,” Southgate stated, “but the mentality and the way they applied themselves was terrific.”

England completed on 26 points, 6 clear of second-placed Poland, which lost in your home to Hungary 2-1 and may be unseeded for next year’s playoffs. That would suggest Poland playing away in its one-leg semifinal in among the 3 playoff brackets.

Harry Kane ratings second straight hat technique; England receives 2022 World Cup initially appeared on NBCSports.com

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.