Harry Kane was back to his best as he fired a first-half hat-trick in England’s 5-0 win over Albania at Wembley with Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson also among the scorers. The win means the Three Lions are now on the cup of World Cup qualification as they remain in the driving seat in Group I. Here’s how Gareth Southgate’s players rated…
Made one early important save to prevent an equaliser to prevent a much more cagey evening.
Early mistake nearly cost England dear but the back three system really makes use of Walker’s pace.
Subject to a bit of stick recently but his early goal gave him confidence and he grew from there.
Once England got on their way it was a very quiet night. Wasn’t he supposed to be our defensive goalscorer?
Pace, set-pieces on point, and the confidence to step inside and mesmerise with the best of them.
You don’t get many of them, but Henderson setting the bar very high with his standard of England goals.
Never going to be the stand out performer- he just quietly put in his shift and gave everyone else the stage.
Combined well with Sterling down the left and his crosses were always going to be a danger.
Wembley seemed to buzz every time he touches the ball
Back scoring goals and breaking records. Surely THIS one must finally be the turning point for his season
His lack of club action raised questions over his selection – his performance showed why he is undroppable.
ABRAHAM (for Kane 63) 6
GREALISH (for Foden 63) 6
BELLINGHAM (for Phillips 63) 6
ALEXANDER-ARNOLD (for James 77) 6
SMITH-ROWE (for Sterling 77) 6