England v Panama, 24 June 2018

Score6-1 to England
RefereeGehad Grisha
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group G
VenueNizhny Novograd Stadium
Attendance43,319
Kick-off: 3.00pm local (1.00pm BST) England v Panama was Match 30 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Referee team: Referee: Ghead Grisha (Egypt) Assistant referee 1: Redouane Achik (Morocco) Assistant referee 2: Waleed Ahmed (Sudan) Fourth official: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti) Reserve AR: Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia) VAR: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands) With one group game still to play, this result confirmed that England and Belgium had qualified for the round of 16 while Panama and Tunisia were eliminated. As they had identical records, England headed Belgium at the top of the Group G table by virtue of being shown fewer yellow cards (England 2, Belgium 3). This was the first time that England had scored five goals or more at a World Cup finals game. The last time they scored four was in the 1966 Final against West Germany. England's previous biggest wins at the World Cup finals had been by 3-0 margins (versus Denmark in 2002 and against Paraguay and Poland in 1986). This was only the fifth time that a team had scored five goals or more in the first-half of a World Cup finals game; most recently by Germany in the 2014 semi-final against Brazil. Having lost 3-0 to Belgium in their first game, Los Canaleros (the Canal Men) became the first nation to lose by three or more goals in both of their opening two games in their debut at the World Cup finals since Greece in 1994. They lost 4-0 to Bulgaria and Argentina. Harry Kane's hat-trick was the third by an England player at the World Cup finals; also Geoff Hurst versus West Germany in 1966 and Gary Lineker against Poland in 1986. Harry Kane became the second player to score in both of England's opening two games at a World Cup finals; also Ron Flowers versus Hungary and Argentina in 1962 (both penalties). Harry Kane became the fifth player to score two goals in his first two World Cup finals appearances and the first since Poland's Grzegorz Lato in 1974. John Stones became the second Manchester City player to score for England at the World Cup finals; also Trevor Francis versus Czechoslavakia and Kuwait in 1982. The Three Lions were now unbeaten in their last 12 international games (won nine). This was the first meeting between England and Panama. While Panama became the 78th nation to reach the World Cup finals, only Germany, Brazil, Italy and Argentina had played more games at the finals than England (63). Panama became the 38th different nation that England had faced at the World Cup finals. Felipe Baloy's goal was Panama's first goal at the World Cup finals. At 37 years and 120 days, he became the fourth oldest goalscorer in the history of the World Cup finals. England had now won their opening two games at a World Cup finals for a third time; also 1982 and 2006. Panama’s Colombian-born coach Hernán Darío Gómez was in charge of the Colombia team that faced Glenn Hoddle’s England at the 1998 World Cup finals. England won the Group G game in Lens (2-0) with goals in the opening thirty minutes from Darren Anderton and David Beckham.

6  England

Manager: Gareth Southgate

1  Panama

Manager: Hernán Darío Gómez

Goals:

John Stones 8 G
Harry Kane penalty 22 P
Jesse Lingard 36 G
John Stones 40 G
Harry Kane penalty 45 P
Harry Kane 62 G

Goals:

Felipe Baloy 78 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender John Stones
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Trippier
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling
Forward Harry Kane (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo
Defender Erick Davis
Defender Fidel Escobar
Defender Michael Murillo
Defender Román Torres (captain)
Midfielder Edgar Bárcenas
Midfielder Armando Cooper
Midfielder Aníbal Godoy
Midfielder Gabriel Gómez
Forward Blas Pérez

Substitutions:

Fabian Delph for Jesse Lingard 63
Jamie Vardy for Jamie Vardy 63
Danny Rose for Kieran Trippier 70

Substitutions:

Ricardo Ávila for Aníbal Godoy 62
Abdiel Arroyo for Edgar Bárcenas 69
Felipe Baloy for Gabriel Gómez 69

Cards:

Ruben Loftus-Cheek 23 Y

Cards:

Armando Cooper 10 Y
Fidel Escobar 44 Y
Michael Murillo 72 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Goalkeeper Nick Pope
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Eric Dier
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Danny Rose
Midfielder Dele Alli
Midfielder Fabian Delph
Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Jamie Vardy
Forward Danny Welbeck

On the bench:

Goalkeeper José Calderón
Goalkeeper Alex Rodriguez
Defender Felipe Baloy
Defender Hárold Cummings
Defender Adolfo Machado
Defender/Midfielder Luis Ovalle
Midfielder Ricardo Ávila
Midfielder Valentín Pimentel
Forward Abdiel Arroyo
Forward Ismael Díaz
Forward Luis Tejada
Forward Gabriel Torres