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SERRAVALLE: Gareth Southgate mentioned England’s mentality was the important thing to qualifying for the World Cup in record-breaking type as Harry Kane scored 4 instances in a 10-0 demolition of San Marino on Monday.
Needing a draw from their final Group I qualifier to achieve subsequent 12 months’s match in Qatar, England went aim loopy as they scored 10 in a single recreation for the primary time since a 1964 pleasant towards the US.
The outcome ranked because the Three Lions’ largest ever victory in a aggressive match.
Harry Maguire put Southgate’s facet in entrance early on earlier than Filippo Fabbri‘s personal aim doubled England’s lead.

England captain Kane took centre-stage after that, scoring 4 earlier than the break to rewrite the file books.
Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe notched his first senior worldwide aim in his maiden begin.
Tyrone Mings headed his first England aim after San Marino’s Dante Rossi was despatched off, earlier than Tammy Abraham and Bukayo Saka accomplished their nation’s record-breaking win.
Kane has scored 16 objectives in 2021 for England, setting a calendar 12 months file for the Three Lions as he surpassed the 12-goal tallies of George Hilsdon in 1908 and Dixie Dean in 1927.
The 28-year-old moved stage with Gary Lineker on 48 England objectives, with solely Bobby Charlton (49) and Wayne Rooney (53) above him.
“Harry is an exceptional goalscorer. If we left him on one other half an hour he may need bought it (the file),” Southgate mentioned.
“We might have had Wayne Rooney’s household on the cellphone telling us to get him off!”
Group winners England completed the qualifying marketing campaign unbeaten of their 10 matches.
They’ve received extra video games (15), scored extra objectives (52) and saved extra clear sheets (14) in 2021 than in any calendar 12 months of their historical past.
“The qualification was earned away in Budapest, in Warsaw, in Albania and I’ve bought to credit score all of our gamers and workers on a extremely good 12 months,” Southgate mentioned.
“The mentality, even in a recreation like tonight, we will not do something concerning the stage of the opposition however the way in which we performed was terrific.”
Southgate’s males ended a memorable 2021 on a becoming excessive word after they reached the Euro 2020 closing in July — lacking out on a primary trophy since 1966 in a painful penalty shoot-out towards Italy.
They may head to Qatar in 12 months established as one of many important contenders to win the World Cup.
“Now is an efficient interval to replicate,” Southgate mentioned. “This can be a good alternative for us to take a look at the previous few months, the youthful gamers and the experiences they may want over the following six or seven months earlier than a World Cup.”
England took the lead within the sixth minute towards a woeful San Marino group backside of FIFA’s world rankings.
Phil Foden’s nook reached Maguire and he rose highest to attain with a robust header, making it two objectives in two video games for the defender.
Maguire’s go discovered Saka, who lower in from the left-hand facet of the San Marino space and drilled a low shot that deflected in off Fabbri’s out-stretched boot within the fifteenth minute.
Kane stroked in a Twenty seventh-minute penalty after Rossi put his hand as much as get the slightest of touches on Foden’s scissor kick.
Kane bought his second within the thirty first minute, guiding Smith Rowe’s cross into the underside nook.
Eight minutes later, Kane’s header was blocked by Alessandro D’Addario’s arm and he smashed the ensuing spot-kick excessive into the highest nook for his second treble in two video games.
Kane grabbed his fourth within the forty second minute, weaving by means of the shambolic San Marino defence to fit dwelling.
Smith Rowe bought the seventh with a predatory end within the 58th minute.
After Rossi’s pink card for tripping Conor Gallagher, Mings headed dwelling within the 69th minute.
Abraham made it 9 within the 78th minute and, with England followers chanting “we wish 10”, Saka obliged with a close-range header 60 seconds later.

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