The victory sets up a winner-takes-all showdown with Belgium on Thursday, as whoever emerges victorious from the tie in Kaliningrad will top the group, with a draw currently favouring England as they sit ahead of the Red Devils on fair play.
Here are the numerous records that England's thumping victory broke.
- England's dominating performance was their biggest ever World Cup win.
- Lionel Messi has five World Cup goals in 1444 minutes, Kane did that in 152.
- The last time England scored four goals in a World Cup match was in the 1996 final against Germany.
- When England fired three past Panama in the opening 36 minutes, talk of the biggest margin of victory erupted. The largest victories were by nine goals. Hungary 9-0 South Korea, 1954, Yugoslavia 9-0 Zaire, 1974, Hungary 10-1 El Salvador, 1982.
- This is already England's highest scoring World Cup of the 21st century.
- Harry Kane has scored over five per cent of all goals England have scored at the World Cup.
- John Stones became the second City player to score for England at the World Cup, and the first since Trevor Francis in 1982.
- Jordan Henderson completed three tackles in the first half, more than any Panama player in the first 45 minutes.
- Kane's penalty was the first time an England player scored from the spot in the World Cup since David Beckham's strike against Argentina in 2002.
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