Bukayo Saka Nets Hat-trick As England Hit North Macedonia For Seven

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Harry Kane also scored twice, while Marcus Rashford and Kalvin Phillips were on target as the Three Lions maintained a 100 percent record in qualifying after four games.

Bukayo Saka scored a chapeau- trick as England continued their emotional march towards Euro 2024 with a 7- 0 thrashing of North Macedonia at Old Trafford on Monday. Saka has come an necessary part of Gareth Southgate’s side since starring at the World Cup and took his census to seven pretensions in his last eight internationals to round off a brilliant season for the Arsenal winger. Harry Kane also scored doubly, while Marcus Rashford and Kalvin Phillips were on target as the Three Lions maintained a 100 percent record in qualifying after four games.

“This is a feeling I can not really put into words. I am just so happy,” said Saka.

“It was a really special display we put out there. They could not really handle us.”

England move six points clear of Ukraine at the top of Group C and nine clear of Italy, who have two games in hand, with the top two set to qualify.

Despite a mammoth season lasting into the middle of June, Southgate took no chances as he named arguably his strongest available side.

The England director was awarded with another display full of attacking bounce and imagination that made light of enterprises over fatigue after a long crusade.

“The quality of the play was good and the finishing was ruthless,” said Southgate.” For the players to have the intelligence they’ve to work, at the late stage of this monster of all seasons. There was every reason not to do that and they have not done that.

“There were boys coming back from the biggest week of their lives professionally. We had boys who had two weeks on the sand and could have approached that else but I suppose what we’re trying to make was apparent for everyone tonight.”

Kane opened the scoring as he netted for the sixth successive transnational to stretch his lead as England’s all- time record goal scorer.

Rashford released Manchester United teammate Luke Shaw down the left and his cross picked out Kane to fire into the roof of the net and open the levees just before the half- hour mark.

Good work from Kyle Walker and Trent Alexander- Arnold also teed up Saka to blast in from a narrow angle on his weaker right bottom.

Rashford got his thing at his home ground by tapping home Jordan Henderson’s cross for his 21st thing at Old Trafford this season to make it 3- 0 at half- time.

Southgate has followed Liverpool master Jurgen Klopp’s lead in pushing Alexander- Arnold forward into a midfield part rather than starting at right- reverse.

With the number 10 on his reverse, Alexander- Arnold displayed his awful vision with a point pass over the top of the Macedonian defence for Saka, who smashed an impregnable trouble into the top corner two twinkles into the alternate period.

Saka also completed his first career chapeau- trick as this time Kane’s precise pass opened the callers up.

Phillips was introduced as one of four changes and had an easy task of tapping into an empty net when Jack Grealish’s cross was veered into his path.

Callum Wilson was staying on the touchline ready to replace Kane when John monuments was hauled down for a penalty 17 twinkles from time.

But the England captain made sure of his 58th transnational thing before departing as he blasted the spot- kick high past Dimitrievski.

The Three Lions are formerly well on their way to Germany coming summer and on this substantiation are the side to beat in 12 months’ time. Know More Latest Football News…

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