FIFA World Cup 2018: England crush Panama 6-1

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TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Jun 24, 2018, 19:24 IST

FULL TIME: England 6-1 Panama. England advance to the round of 16

90’+2′: Sterling and Rose from the left – Rose sends a cross insdie the box but Vardy cannot outrun the ball.

90+4′: Four minutes of added time

89′: A set piece for England. Young will make the attempt from the left. Amounts to nothing

86′: Well, this is ending on a rather boring note it seems. England are now seem content with the scoreline. Though, Panama are trying hard to reduce the defeat-margin

83′: A brief lull in the proceedings

82′: Sterling with a curler from the edge of the box. It’s wide

80′: Panama fans in the stadium are celebrating as if they have won the World Cup. They should. They are all witness to history.

78′: GOAL! History made – Felipe Baloy becomes the first ever goal-scorer for Panama in World Cup finals! A brilliant cross from Avila – well outside the box – and Baloy latches onto it to push it past Pickford. Panama fans are delighted. Baloy sheds a tear or two.

76′: Corner for Panama. Brilliantly taken and Torres misses out a golden chance to score after sending his attempt wide.

75′: What is Pickford doing? He charges forward and inside the circle nearly commits a howler before cutting the ball loose for a teamate

73′: CHANCE! Young plays it on to an Maguire on the right who heads it for Henderson in the middle but his volley is just wide of the net.

72′: YELLOW CARD FOR MURILLO

71′: Will England be happy to pass the ball around or are they still looking to pump more goals?

70′: England’s final substitution: Trippier off, Danny Rose

69′: Substitution for Panama: Baloy comes in for Gomez

 

66′: CHANCE for Panama! Barcenas sends a pass to Murillo and his attempt is blocked by Pickford.

63′: SUBSTITUTION for PANAMA: Aníbal Godoy off, Ricardo Avila on

63′: DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION FOR ENGLAND: Kane off, Vardy on and Delph in for Lingard

62′: GOAL! Harry Kane completes his hat-trick! Loftus-Cheek with the assist as the ball lobs over the keeper after taking deflection off the England captain’s foot. England 6-0 Panama

59′: A foul gives Panama a free kick inside their own half.

56′: Unlike the first half which was breathtaking, this one has got off to a quiet start.

54′: Now a corner for England. Trippier takes it but Torres is there to see that off.

51′: A corner to Panama, Walker heads it clear.

47′: Kane feeds Sterling in the middle who in turn lets it loose for Loftus-Cheek but a red shirt gets the better of him

SECOND HALF GETS UNDERWAY

HALF-TIME: England 5-0 Panama

45+2′: Now Cooper elbows Maguire. This half has been quite eventful. Referee hasn’t noticed the incident. Now, Torress gets involved. Fiery first half this has turned out to be

45+1′: GOAL! Harry Kane converts for the second time in the match and England are 5-0 ahead in the first half

45′: YELLOW CARD TO Escobar for showing dissent


43′: PENALTY no. 2 for ENGLAND! Panama players have been quite physical in this half. Some wrestling bout going on as John Stones is fouled inside the penalty box. Harry Kane will take it.


40′: GOAL! John Stones scores for the second time! England are in cruise control! 4-0 to them now. Lovely execution from England. Trippier takes the free kick short to Henderson who guides it to Kane who in turn sets up Sterling for a header. The header is blocked but the rebound falls to Stones who heads that home!

38′: Free kick for England. Delay in the set-piece due to some scuffling between the red and white shirts

36′: GOAL! Lingard scores to make it 3-0. This is so good from England. A period of possession from England and Raheem Sterling frees up Lingard with a gorgeous pass. Lingard responds with a 30-yard screamer to the top right corner. England 3-0 Panama

34′: Henderson frees up Younng on the left with a long ball and the offside flag stays down. He runs and manages to keep the ball in play but not for too long.

32′: Maguire receives the cross from Trippier near the goal but his header is over the cross bar.

31′: Sterling receives the ball near the midfield but his fouled by Gomez. Trippier will take the free kick.

29′: Another good play from Panama as Rodriguez receives a pass from the left but makes a mess of the chance by sending his cross over the cross bar.

28′: Perez cuts back from left but a white shirt is there to head the ball clear

26′: Raheem Sterling receives a ball near the danger zone but is caught offside

23′: YELLOW CARD to Loftus-Cheek after he trips Rodriguez

22′: GOAL! Harry Kane with a thunderous strike to the top left corner. A brilliant penalty from the England captain. England 2-0 Panama

20′: PENALTY FOR ENGLAND! Loftus-Cheek lobs a ball inside the box and Lingard chests and is reaching out for it but he has been fouled by Escobar. Referee has made the decision. Panama are protesting. But the penalty stays.

17′: Even though England have the lead, Panama have looked equally threatening. Or Even more. Barcenas is asking some tough questions of them. Won’t be a shock if Panama soon equalise.

16′: CHANCE! Barcenas finds some space in the middle and with his left foot, fires a curler. England goalkeeper dives but the ball is wide. CLOSE

14′: Kane wins the ball near the edge but the red shirts crowd him out. No chance for the England captain. Now he Kane goes down. No free kick given. Now a free kick to Panama. Their goalie Penedo will take it.

11′: Barcenas with a brilliant cross from the right but Kyle Walker intercepts it to clear that right in front of the goalmouth.

10′: Another heavy challenge of Jesse Lingard as he goes down. Cooper gets the YELLOW CARD. He’ll miss Panama’s final game

8′: A delay in the set piece due to pushing and shoving going about near the Panama goalpost. GOAL. The delivery is decent and John Stones gets hold of it and heads it inside the net! England 1-0 Panama. This is Stones first ever goal for England!

7′: Trippier puts the pressure and wins a corner for England on the right. Trippier to take the corner.

5′: HORRIBLE! Godoy with a chance as he receives a pass in middle but his shot is wayward – sends the ball into the orbit miles over the cross bar.

4′: A free kick to Panma from the left. Can they make something out of the set piece? Out comes the header from an Englishman. And it’s a goal kick for England.

2′: England with an early opportunity. Four white shirts inside the Panama box. Lingard has hurt himself while trying to win a header. Hurt his head in a collision with a Panama’s Gomez. Medical staff has been pressed into action early on.

1′: England, playing from right to left in the first half set the ball rolling

#5,4,3,2,1 – It’s kick off!

#England in white and Panama in red

#Time for the national anthems

Lineups are in

England (3-5-2): Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones; Harry Maguire; Jordan Henderson, Kieran Trippier, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek; Hareem Sterling, Harry Kane (capt)

Coach: Gareth Southgate (Eng)

Panama (4-5-1): Jaime Penedo; Michael Murillo, Roman Torres (capt), Fidel Escobar, Eric Davis; Gabriel Gomez, Edgar Barcenas, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Blas Perez

Coach: Hernan Gomez (COL)

Referee: Ghead Grisha (EGY)


England seek trusty lieutenants to captain Kane

Handed a winning start for the first time in a major tournament for 12 years by captain Harry Kane’s injury-time winner against Tunisia, England can look forward to Sunday’s meeting with Panama with a rare sense of World Cup calm.

A two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner, Kane banished any remaining doubts over his ability to perform on the biggest stage for his country with the first double by an English player at the World Cup since Gary Lineker in 1990.

But Kane’s heroics in Volgograd papered over the cracks of his team-mates’ failure to find the net with a host of simple first-half chances.

Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard were particularly culpable and while Kane saved an inquest into England’s profligacy and ponderous second-half performance, Sterling’s place against Panama may now be in jeopardy.

The first media storm of a hitherto relaxed campaign for the Three Lions was brewing on Friday after Gareth Southgate’s planned team was inadvertently revealed when assistant manager Steve Holland’s notes were photographed at training on Thursday.

According to the notes, Marcus Rashford will replace Sterling with Ruben Loftus-Cheek stepping in for Dele Alli, who suffered a thigh injury against Tunisia.

South gate criticised the media for giving England’s opponents an upper hand.

“If we were to give the opposition the opportunity of having our team it’s a disadvantage to us,” said Southgate.

“So of course our media has to decide if they want to help the team or not.”

In contrast to his 23-goal season at club level for Premier League champions Manchester City, Sterling now hasn’t scored in his last 21 internationals.

However, Rashford refuted suggestions England are too dependent on Kane for goals.

“I don’t think that’s happening in this group,” said the Manchester United striker, who admitted to being an admirer of Kane’s ability to be in the right place at the right time.

“He gets himself in great positons. If we can find him, we will, and, more often than not, he’s going to score.”

At 20, Rashford is just one of a host of exciting young English talents as Southgate took the third youngest squad in the tournament to Russia.

 

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