Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane both played the full 90 minutes for England as they beat Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley.
Harry Kane scored a hat-trick and Raheem Sterling added to his goal tally for club and country this season as Gareth Southgate's men racked up a handsome home win in European Championships qualifying.
Pickford had the first routine save of the game to make but Kane had England a goal up at half-time after being set up by Sterling in the 24th minute and he doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Marcus Rashford had been felled in the box.
Sterling himself netted in the 55th and Kane completed his treble from the spot again with 17 minutes to go.
Elsewhere, Lucas Digne came on the last 10 minutes of France's 4-1 win over Albania, Gylfi Sigurdsson played the full game for Iceland in their 3-0 victory over Moldova, as did Cenk Tosun as Turkey edged Andorra 1-0.
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1 Posted 08/09/2019 at 01:23:43
As an Evertonian, that's the level to maintain,
3 Posted 08/09/2019 at 13:36:09
Everton to qualify for Champions League this season and England to win the Euros at Wembley. Perfect!
4 Posted 08/09/2019 at 13:37:24
5 Posted 08/09/2019 at 14:49:53
6 Posted 08/09/2019 at 18:04:21
7 Posted 08/09/2019 at 23:55:24
8 Posted 09/09/2019 at 12:22:04
9 Posted 09/09/2019 at 13:07:29
The Kosovo game is the tough one not Bulgaria.
Kosovo have won in Bulgaria and drawn at home, drawn in Montenegro and beaten Czech Republic at home. So at the moment they are England's biggest threat. If anything - if we think Pickford and Keane are the No1 and we should be playing Pope and Mings, then the latter should have played on Saturday.
10 Posted 09/09/2019 at 14:09:23
11 Posted 09/09/2019 at 16:23:01
You have to admire his confidence too and the fact that he has made the England number 1s job his own!
I dont think Keane will make the first choice English 11 when everyone is fit.
12 Posted 10/09/2019 at 15:51:42
ake any notice of.
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