It was mayhem at the Tizhny Novgorod Stadium, when England locked horns with Panama in a Group G match. England, who are coming of a win after they beat Tunisia 2-1 in the opener, got on the score-sheet in the 8th-minute when John Stones got his header to find the back of the net. From there on in, there was no stopping the three Lions. English captain Kane got his opening goal of the night via penalty in the 22nd-minute. Also Read - Roger Federer Edges Out Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi to Become World's Highest-paid Athlete in Forbes' List
Soon, England went into half-time at 5-0, thanks to Jesse Lingard (36th-minute), John Stones (42*) brace and then another goal by Kane of a penalty at the stroke of half-time. After the half-time break, Kane found the net again in the 62nd-minute. That was a lucky goal, as it came of a deflection. That made it 6-0. Also Read - Happy to Start Training in Small Groups, Says Harry Kane
Here are the records that were tumbled.
Harry Kane with 5 goals in 2 matches is now the highest goal-scorer, pipping Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelo Lukaku to the feat.
This is the highest number of goals scored by England in World Cup finals.
Kane became only the third English footballer to strike a hat-trick in World Cup finals. David Platt and Gary Lineker are the others.
Harry Kane has become the most successful England player in the group stages with 5 goals, pipping Lineker’s three in 1986, and Roger Hunt’s in 1966.
John Stones scored the first and fourth goals – becoming the second Manchester City player to score at a World Cup, after Trevor Francis in 1982.
Panama also created history by getting their first World Cup goal in the 79th-minute. The goal came from the oldest member of the Panama squad Felipe Baloy. He also became the third oldest goal-scorer in the history of FIFA World Cup Finals.
Meanwhile, with this win England has almost sealed a Round of 16 berth. They still have a match against Belgium to go. Panama also got their first goal in World Cup finals.