FIFA World Cup 2018: England vs Panama - As it happened

 England beat Panama 6-1 to secure their place in the round of 16. It was the first time that England scored 6 goals at a World Cup match. 

 FIFA World Cup 2018: England vs Panama - As it happened
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Moscow: Harry Kane scored off two penalties and a lucky deflected goal to become the third English player to score a hat-trick at a World Cup. John Stone headed twice off corners and Jesse Lingard netted a stunning curling goal from distance in England’s 6-1 win over Panama. It is the end of the road for Panama, who scored their first ever goal at the World Cup through Felipe Baloy. England join Belgium at the top of Group G. 

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England 6-1 Panama!


4 minutes of Stoppage time! 

88 minute: Free-kick to England. Henderson almost got a touch but the ball was hit directly into the hands of the goalkeeper. 

4 minutes to go!

Harry Kane leads the golden boot race with 5 goals. 



England 6-1 Panama!

78 minute: GOAL!! Panama's Baloy slides in to score Panama's first ever goal at a World cup. 

75 minute:  Corner for Panama. Torres fails to find a touch. Goal-kick to England. 

70 minute:  Yellow card! Panama's Murillo gets booked. 

69 minute: Series of Substitution.  Arroyo replaces  Barcenas and Baloy is in for  Gomez.  England's Rose in for Trippier. 

64 minute:  Substitution for Panama. Avila in for Godoy. 

64 minute: Substitution for England. Vardy in for Kane. Delph replaces Lingard. 

England 6-0 Panama!

62 minute: GOAL!!! Loftus-Cheek fires the ball in and Harry Kane gets a lucky deflection. Hat-trick for Harry Kane. Kane becomes the third English player to score a hat-trick. 


England- 60 percent

Panama- 40 percent 

52 minute:  Corner for England. The ball gets cleared by Panama's defence. 

50 minute: England are up and attacking and look determined to score their sixth goal. It is all one-sided at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. 

Second-half is underway. 

England 5-0 Panama! 


This is the first time that England have scored 5 goals at a World Cup. 

2 minutes of Stoppage time!

England 5-0 Panama!

45 minute: GOAL!!! Kane scores again. They have opened the Panama floodgates. 

42 minute:  Corner for England. PENALTY! 

England 4-0 Panama!

39 minute: Free-kick to England. GOAL!!!  Trippier goes for a short pass. Henderson chips it and Stones heads it into the goal. 

England 3-0 Panama

36 minute: GOAL!! England's Jesse Lingard curls the ball into the top right corner from distance. What a stunning goal.  

31 minute: Free-kick to England. Trippier whips the ball in and finds Maguire on the left but the latter heads over the crossbar. 

29 minute: Jose Rodriguez finds a pass in the England box but clouds the ball away. Panama are biding their time. 

23 minute: Yellow card! England's Loftus-Cheek gets booked for a challenge on Jose Rodriguez. 

Harry Kane cannot stop scoring, this was his third goal in two matches. 

England 2-0 Panama!

21 minute: GOAL!!! Harry Kane fires the ball into the top left corner. England double their lead. 

19 minute: PENALTY! Lingard is fouled by Escobar in the Panama box. Penalty for England. Harry Kane to take the penalty. 

15 minute: Panama's Barcenas attempts to curl the ball in from distance but hits it wide. Good effort! 

10 minute: Yellow card! Panama's Cooper gets a yellow card. He will miss the last group match against Tunisia. 

England 1-0 Panama 

8 minute: GOAL!!! John Stones goes unmarked and heads the ball into the left corner. This is his first goal for England. 

7 minute: Corner for England. 

5 minute: Brilliant play by Panama, they open up the England defence but Godoy slices the ball wide. 

1 minute:  England's Lingard goes down in the Panama box. He gets treated by the England medical team. 



England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Henderson, Young; Loftus-Cheek, Lingard; Sterling; Kane.

Panama XI: Penedo; Murillo, R Torres, Escobar, Davis; Barcenas, Cooper, Gomez, Godoy, J Rodriguez; Perez.

England struggled against the well organised and physically imposing Tunisian defence in their first match of the tournament. Skipper and star striker Harry Kane's last-gasp winner in second-half injury time handed England a winning start for the first time in a major tournament after 12 years.

On the other hand, Minnows Panama have shown that they can keep their shape and frustrate opponents. They did well against fancied Belgium in their first game. In the first half, Belgium could not breach Panama's defence and match their power. In the second half though, they were undone by the more skillful Belgium players and lost 0-3.

England full squad:

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Kyle Walker (Manchester City) John Stones (Manchester City), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Midfielders: Eric Dier (Tottenham), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace), Fabian Delph (Manchester City)

Forwards: Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) Harry Kane (Tottenham), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

Panama full squad:

Goalkeepers: Jose Calderon (Chorrillo FC), Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco FC).

Defenders: Felipe Baloy (CSD Municipal), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Eric Davis (DAC Dunajska Streda), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Luis Ovalle (CD Olimpia), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders).

Midfielders: Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Club Universidad de Chile), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Gabriel Gómez (Bucaramanga), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario de Lima), Jose Luis Rodriguez (KAA Gent).

Forwards: Abdiel Arroyo (LD Alajuelense), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruna), Blas Perez (CSD Municipal), Luis Tejada (Sports Boys), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato).