Harry Kane scored a hat trick to propel England to a 6-1 rout of Panama, with its most emphatic World Cup victory also securing a spot in the knockout stage.

With John Stones heading in twice and Jesse Lingard curling in a shot, England scored their most goals in a World Cup game.

Two of Kane's goals came from the penalty spot and the third via his heel, sending the striker to the top of the scoring chart in Russia with five — one more than Cristiano Ronaldo.

The ruthless performance ensures England goes into the Group G finale against Belgium level on points and with the same goal difference after conceding a late goal to Panama.


The central American side, on its World Cup debut, joins Tunisia in making an early exit.