Jermain Defoe sends message to Harry Kane after England heroics

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Well, that may be the case if you were just watching on TV but a camera in the stadium picked up the moment that England captain Harry Kane converted his second penalty of the game to put England 5-0 up and the moment of controversy that followed.

The 24-year-old English captain became a national hero pretty quick at this World Cup after scoring two goals - including a handsome victor in stoppage time - in England's opening 2-1 win over Tunisia last week.

John Stones scored the first and fourth goals - becoming the second Manchester City player to score at a World Cup, after Trevor Francis in 1982, with Jesse Lingard curling a brilliant strike home from outside the box.

Like England did in their first game, sides must keep one outfield player on the pitch and in the opposition's half to prevent this.

Lingard made it 3-0 in the 36th minute with a handsome strike from just outside the area before Stones nodded in his second and England's fourth from a cleverly worked free-kick routine.

The Tottenham striker bagged his third after a 61st minute shot by Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit his foot and bounced in. "Not many players score a hat-trick in the World Cup, so I'm extremely proud of that".

"We were ruthless in front of goal", Southgate said.

"We wouldn't swap him for any other No. 9 in the tournament, such is his ability to take chances", the coach said.

Job done, Kane made way for Jamie Vardy for most of the second half, able to reflect on the biggest win of the tournament so far, England's biggest in any World Cup, and long-overdue ecstasy for the travelling English fans.

If England draw against Belgium in their group-stage finale and manage not to book up more yellow cards then their opponents, then Southgate's men will finish top.

"It could have been an even bigger score".

Day 11 concludes with a clash between Poland and Colombia who both dropped their Group H openers last week. You know that when he gets opportunities he'll bury them.



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