ATLANTA, GEORGIA—England clinched one of the slots in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a 10-0 emphatic road win over San Marino to top Group I on Monday night.
Veteran English soccer superstar Harry Kane was a man on a mission in the match as he scored four goals.
England was very focussed in the game as Gareth Southgate’s side table-topping Three Lions, as first-half goals from Harry Maguire, Kane’s four tallies, and a San Marino own goal had England up 6-0 at the break.
Soccer experts said Kane, who took his calendar-year haul for England to a new record 16, became the first England player to score back-to-back hat tricks since Tommy Taylor in 1957 and the first to score four in a match since Ian Wright against San Marino in 1993.
It was also the first time England had scored 10 in a match since beating the United States 10-0 in 1964.
In winning the group by six points from Poland, Southgate’s side racked up 38 goals, their highest tally in any European or World Cup qualifying campaign.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.

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