'Panamania' breaks out in stands as minnows score first World Cup goal

England celebrate their comfortable win over Panama

The BBC announced on Monday that 14.1m watched on BBC One - an audience share of 82.9 per cent - and there were 2.8m live stream requests across BBC online.

Panama now only have pride to play for as they take on already eliminated Tunisia.

Kane's hat-trick was the first for England at the World Cup finals since 1986 and it made the captain the first England player to score five goals in the group stage.

Rooney was perhaps the biggest disappointments of all the anointed talismans, just netting a solitary goal over three World Cups.

Two penalties from Kane and two goals from John Stones, plus an impressive strike from Jesse Lingard gave England an unbeatable 5-0 lead at half-time.

Japan and Senegal drew 2-2 and remain in charge of their own destiny in a tightly-contested group H. Those figures do not include the audience for the build-up and post-match coverage.

The fifth goal came shortly before half time, when a catalogue of fouls in the box could have earned England their second penalty.

Harry Kane scores from the penalty spot against Panama.

David Beckham escaped punishment after admitting doing so playing for his country in a World Cup qualifier against Wales in 2004 in order to serve a suspension while he was injured.

"We have learned a lot at this World Cup so far".

"Extremely proud of the way we played, the hard work... and we also had fun out there as well, which was important". "But if my goals can help the team win, then that's the flawless situation", Kane said.

Finally, England have a team where players are performing in the same manner, with the same intensity and positivity, that they show with their clubs every week.

In Russia, England has been trying to cast aside the negativity of the past while remolding the image of the team on and off the field.

As Sunday afternoons go, England fans couldn't have had much better. Nevertheless, it put him int he lead in the World Cup Golden Boot race with five goals.

England's Harry Kane was the leading goal scorer in their match against Panama.

The veteran Honda became the top-scoring Asian player in World Cup history, netting his fourth goal in nine appearances.

And yet, there is not a lot more that anyone could have asked of England through its first two matches in Russian Federation, a 2-1 win over Tunisia when the team was sharp everywhere except in front of the opposing goal and Sunday's defenestration of Los Canaleros that will fill England with confidence as it confronts the World Cup crucible.

49' It's been a slow start to the second half, with Panama taking a more conservative approach to proceedings.

Based on our form, I can not think many sides will want to play us so, rather than looking at who we might want to play, or avoid, let's just concentrate on winning the group.

This must be England's key to success as the opposition have no idea who they will be up against!

It's easy to forget, considering today's elation, that prior to Stones' opening goal England were sloppy and the defence looked shaky.

"I said 'Look, I am starting to feel scared".

Colombia's win in Kazan with goals from Radamel Falcao, Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado sent Poland crashing out of the tournament.

"I believe I used substitutions very well in looking back", said Japan coach Akira Nishino, who took over shortly before the tournament started.

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