England cantered to a 4-0 win at Wembley against Lithuania tonight in their 5th group game in qualifying for Euro 2016, and there were first goals for their country from both Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, who made his debut for England in the second half.
Harry Kane after scoring first goal for England
Wayne Rooney hit the post after only 4 minutes and Rooney then scored after 6 minutes to put England 1-0 up and it was his 47th England goal.
And Wayne’s now just two goals behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s England record of 49 goals and one behind Gary Linekar’s 48.
And just before half time it was Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck who put England 2-0 up with a header, and that’s Danny’s 14th England goal after only 33 appearances.
After 58 minutes Sterling put the ball in the back of the net for his first England goal after 13 appearances, and it was more good work and an excellent cross from Wayne Rooney out on the right wing that made it easy for the Liverpool forward.
Wayne makes then as well as scores them for England.
After 71 minutes Harry Kane came on for captain Wayne Rooney for his England debut, and it took him just 79 seconds to score his first England goal, with a good header.
The win puts England on a maximum 15 points after 5 games played, and we are 6 points ahead of second placed Slovenia in Group E, and it’s hard to see England not qualifying for the finals in France next year.
But England have been great in qualifying before and flopped in the finals of most major tournaments.
Maybe 2016, with top players like Wayne Rooney, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Joe Hart, England can do very well.
Let’s hope so – we’ve been waiting an awful long time for another England success since 1966.
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