England won their Euro 2020 qualifier match against Montenegro with an astounding 7-0 victory .The Three Lions squad led by skipper Harry Kane , who scored a hat-trick as the England team ended the first half with a 5-0 lead over their opponents.
Oxlade-Chamberlain began the onslaught scoring the opening goal of the match from a wonderful assist from Ben Chilwell in the 11th minute. Team captain Kane and was to follow with 2 smashing headers in the 18th and 24th minute respectively.
Rashford then added to the Three Lions tally by scoring in the 30th minute followed by England the England skipper who scored his hat-trick goal in the 37th minute of the game also bringing him up the ranks to number 5 of England’s top goal scorers.
Montenegro regained some form in the second half managing to hold the Three Lions at bay until an own goal from Montenegro’s Aleksandar Sofranac pushed the Lions lead to 6-0. The final goal of the match was scored by substitute Tammy Abraham which was also his first in an international game.
The 7-0 victory over Montenegro was the perfect way to celebrate England’s 1000th international football match. The celebrations were marked with a parade of England’s football legends with the 1966 World Cup winning squad also in attendance.. This was Englands biggest international victory at home sine October 1987.
Gareth Southgate, who has been under fire all week over his decision to drop Raheem Sterling from the opening Euro qualifying match, was non the doubt one of the happiest men in that stadium as this victory leaving England as the winners of Euro 2020 Group A.
In a post game interview Southgate came out to say:
“Super quality passing and crossing and clinical finishing. In the past we have maybe struggled against lower-ranked teams who defend in numbers, but we have players who can open those teams up and a style of play that can do that.
We have qualified top and done it clinically. We have to get both ends of the pitch right. We conceded a couple of chances we shouldn’t. There is still work to do without the ball, but we are improving.”