Jordan Henderson helps England rout Panama at World Cup

Jordan Henderson helps England rout Panama at World Cup

Lukaku and Kane will go head to head on Thursday as they have so often in the Premier League and with England's goal difference boosted by the rout against Panama (who pulled a goal back later on to huge cheers from their many fans in the stadium), Southgate's side are exactly level with Belgium (with two wins, eight scored and two conceded).

England scored seven in both 1986 and 1998 and six on three other occasions, including both 2002 and 2006, but the Panama game alone brought more goals than England's last two World Cups combined - three in 2010 and two in Brazil four years ago.

England were given a bit of a rough ride by Panama, with two of England's goals coming from the penalty spot, but Trippier feels the side coped well with the challenge.

Lingard made it 3-0 in the 36th minute with a lovely strike from just outside the area before Stones nodded in the fourth after a cleverly worked free-kick routine.

Victory and progression to the knockout phase was all-but sealed when Stones headed high into the roof of the net following a well-worked set-piece routine.

Kane's third of the match - and fifth of the tournament - came in fortuitous circumstances as Ruben Loftus-Cheek's shot cannoned off his heel and past the despairing Penedo.

Harry Kane set to start for England in group decider against Belgium
Whether Southgate's comments are just lip service or a statement of intent remains to be seen. And both players will be keen to increase their tally tomorrow.

Senegal and Japan are now best placed to escape the group after Poland and Colombia suffered defeats in their opening games.

Colombia then sprinkled more star quality on their performance as James Rodriguez's inch-perfect through ball was collected and finished in style by Juan Cuadrado five minutes later.

And with Belgium and a guaranteed last-16 tie still to come, they have every chance of overhauling the record 11 scored by the victorious 1966 side - even if they go no further.

The almost men of 1990 played seven games to get to their eight goals, with a 3-2 extra-time win over Cameroon representing the only time they struck more than once in a game. We will go back and recover now.

Moussa Wague looked to have earned the three points for Senegal as he defied a tight angle to restore his team's advantage. It'll be an attacking game as both teams are through so we'll see what happens.

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