England 7-0 Montenegro – PLAYER RATINGS: Matter of time before Harry Kane passes scoring record

England 7-0 Montenegro – PLAYER RATINGS: Matter of time before Harry Kane passes Wayne Rooney’s scoring record and Ben Chilwell impresses with hat-trick of assists

  • England sealed qualification for Euro 2020 with a 7-0 victory over Montenegro 
  • Hosts eased into a 5-0 lead at the half-time break with Harry Kane scoring three 
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Marcus Rashford had also netted in the first half
  • Aleksandar Sofranac’s own goal and Tammy Abraham added further gloss 
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England sealed qualification for next summer’s European Championships with an emphatic 7-0 victory against Montenegro.

A superb hat-trick before half-time from captain Harry Kane helped kick start the Three Lions’ procession, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Marcus Rashford and Tammy Abraham also netting in the rout.  

Sportsmail‘s SAMI MOKBEL was watching all the action at Wembley Stadium to deliver his player ratings.

England sealed qualification for the European Championships after routing Montenegro

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England sealed qualification for the European Championships after routing Montenegro

ENGLAND – 4-3-3

Jordan Pickford – England cantered to victory but the Everton keeper still produced two excellent saves. 7

Trent Alexander-Arnold – A walk in the park for the Liverpool star. Has to be England’s No 1 right back but sterner tests lie ahead. 7

Harry Maguire – Couple of uncharacteristic lapses but, by and large, an easy night for the Manchester United star. 6.5

John Stones – Eased his way back into the international fold. Southgate will be glad to have the central defender fit again. 6.5

Ben Chilwell – A hat-trick of assists for the Leicester defender. Surely convinced Southgate he’s England’s best option at left back. 8.5

Ben Chilwell has surely convinced Gareth Southgate he is England's best option at left back
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Ben Chilwell has surely convinced Gareth Southgate he is England's best option at left back

Ben Chilwell has surely convinced Gareth Southgate he is England’s best option at left back

Harry Winks – Another cool, calm and collected display as England’s single pivot. Growing in stature at this level. 8

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – His first England start since before the World Cup – but it was like he’s never been away. Bursting with quality. 8

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was bursting with quality on his first start since the World Cup

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was bursting with quality on his first start since the World Cup

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was bursting with quality on his first start since the World Cup

Mason Mount – Kept things ticking over nicely as England dominated the midfield zone. Showed maturity beyond his year. 7

Jadon Sancho – Found himself in some threatening positions but struggled to produce quality until a late assist. 6.5

Marcus Rashford – A constant threat with his pace and a goal to boot to continue his rich vain of form. 7.5

Harry Kane –  Now on 31 international goals. Matter of time before he surpasses Wayne Rooney’s record of 53. 9

It is surely just a matter of time before Harry Kane surpasses Wayne Rooney's record of 53
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It is surely just a matter of time before Harry Kane surpasses Wayne Rooney's record of 53

It is surely just a matter of time before Harry Kane surpasses Wayne Rooney’s record of 53

Subs: Maddison 7 (Oxlade-Chamberlain 56); Abraham 7 (Kane 56); Gomez (Mount 71) 

Subs not used: Pope, Henderson, Trippier, Rose, Mings, Tomori, Rice, Hudson-Odoi, Wilson. 

Gareth Southgate – After one of the most turbulent week’s of his reign, the England boss can look forward to another major tournament. 8

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Montenegro (4-3-2-1): Miljatovic 5; Vesovic 5, Sofranac 5, Simic 5, Radunovic 4 (Raspopovic 46, 5); Hocko 5, Lagastor 5, Vukcevic 5; Jovovic 5 (Jankovic 65), Haksabanovic 5; Beciraj 5. 

Subs: Petkovic, Sarkic, Kopitovic, Mugosa, Sekulic, Vujacic, Kojasevic, Bulatovic, Boljevic. 

Booked: Vesovic Hadzibegic: 5

Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz – Had to deal with a minor confrontation involving Rashford and Vesovic but, other than that, a routine night. 6 

Attendance: 77, 277 

MOTM: Kane

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