Nizhniy Novgorod: England’s Harry Kane rocketed to the top of the 2018 World Cup goalscoring charts on Sunday, netting a hat-trick against Panama to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku.
Kane — who now has five goals in two matches — scored two first-half penalties as Gareth Southgate’s side ran riot in Nizhny Novgorod, earning a 5-0 half-time lead.
The Tottenham striker scored his third and England’s sixth, deflecting a Ruben Loftus-Cheek shot into the net, before he was taken off and replaced by Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.
England defeated Panama in the important game convincingly by 6-1, courtesy of Harry Kane’s hat-trick and John Stones’ two and Jesse Lingard’s one goal.
England look certain to qualify for the last 16 along with Belgium, whom they face in their final Group G fixture on Thursday.
Portugal’s Ronaldo and Belgium’s Lukaku have four goals apiece.