World Cup 2018: The list of records that England broke with thumping 6-1 win over Panama

Harry Kane became the tournament's top scorer as England broke a host of records stretching back to 1996

Jack Watson@jackwatsonsport
Sunday 24 June 2018 15:27
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England fired six past Panama in a record breaking games for the Three Lions.

Harry Kane became the third player to score a World Cup hat-trick for England, joining Garry Lineker (1986) and Geoff Hurst (1966) in an elite club.

John Stones scored a brace and Jesse Lingard scored the other goal as England secured qualification from Group G in the record breaking game.

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 6-1 win was record breaking
  • 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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