Jordan Henderson helps England rout Panama at World Cup

Jordan Henderson helps England rout Panama at World Cup

Jordan Henderson helps England rout Panama at World Cup

"He will still be looking at one or two things we have to improve on and one of them will be set-plays, where the goal came from".

England scored seven in both 1986 and 1998 and six on three other occasions, including both 2002 and 2006, but the Panama game alone brought more goals than England's last two World Cups combined - three in 2010 and two in Brazil four years ago.

England were set for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup as they romped to a 5-0 lead at half-time, with two goals each from defender John Stones and Harry Kane, in their Group G match on Sunday.

"Yeah fantastic, so proud of the boys we are just enjoying it being here". We managed to hold onto the ball a little more in the second half and we kept playing in a very orderly fashion.

Kane made it five with another penalty.

There was still time in a frantic first-half for Kane to score his second as referee Ghead Grisha did what counterpart Wilmar Roldan failed to do in the Tunisia match - award England a deserved penalty for wrestling in the area.

"We wanted a 0-0 in the first half, it would have been OK to have a 1-1", the Panama coach added.

There is something different about England at this World Cup.

The rout saw England through to the next stage, eliminating the World Cup debutants and handing Panama another harsh lesson after they lost their opening game 3-0 to Belgium.

Kane was delighted with the way his side advanced from the group with a game to spare and was happy to see the work they have done on set-pieces pay off against Panama.

Liverpool captain Henderson, who skippered his country after Kane was substituted, almost added a seventh 18 minutes from time when his controlled volley whistled just past the post, before Felipe Baloy scored a late consolation for Panama. And Kane claimed his hat-trick after a long-range effort from Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit him on the heel and wrong-footed Panama goalkeeper Jaime Pinedo.

"I've had to play against two spectacular opponents, Belgium and England, but this is absolutely fantastic because that is how you learn, draw conclusions and can tell where your team is".

He said: 'England are totally spectacular, a attractive team.

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