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Malta v England - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

England striker Harry Kane scored twice in victory against Malta

Malta v England - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

England No. 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart kept a clean sheet v Malta at Ta´Qali National Stadium

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Malta 0-2 England

Malta hosted Gareth Southgate's England side at Ta´Qali National Stadium in Ta´Qali, Malta on Friday, September 1 in the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers. Four second-half goals gave England a 4-0 victory in Malta, Harry Kane scored twice along with goals from Ryan Bertrand and Danny Welbeck, moving The Three Roses closer to a place in the Round of 16.

After the win, Southgate praised his players for showing “real courage” before they left it late to overwhelm Malta. England’s lead was only 0-1 until four minutes from time when Ryan Bertrand made it 0-2, with Southgate’s team scoring two more goals in stoppage time through Danny Welbeck and Harry Kane. However many of the 3,700 England fans that traveled to Malta were vocal in their dissatisfaction during the slow and goalless first half. Some England fans vacated their seats in the north stand and departed the stadium long before the final whistle. 

“I’ve played in matches like this and, if you don’t get a couple of early goals, the atmosphere can turn,” Southgate said. “But that’s part of wearing the shirt. You have to deal with that. When that opening goal doesn’t come, playing against a packed defense, you’ve got to show some real courage and stick to the game plan, be patient, and wait for your opportunities. If you keep the ball as we did, moving the opposition, it generally comes off.

“If Germany had played here, we’d look at the scoreline, see 4-0 and think they’ve done a professional job. That’s what we’ve done in the end. It took a while to get the goals but we dominated the game and we had over 70% of the possession,” continued Southgate. “There’s very little space to play against their 5-4-1. The expectation is high that you’ll run away with the game. But two years ago Italy were 0-0 here at 70 minutes and only won 1-0 in the end. You don’t run through them. But I understand the reaction.

“I’ve seen it happen [fans turning on the team]. From our point of view, we have to focus on sticking to the plan, staying calm. I understand if we don’t score until late the game feels different for everybody. But I’ve played in so many qualifiers and watched many qualifiers, and I don’t remember many being free-flowing champagne football,” added Southgate. “When there’s no space to play, you have to work the opportunities. I’m really pleased with what the players have done. They’ve kept their focus, kept calm, and got their rewards.”

Harry Kane scored twice after the break.

“Whenever you come away to games like this it’s never going to be easy from the start but we knew we had to keep moving it and that the spaces would open and the chances would come,” said Tottenham Hotspur forward Kane, who has five goals to date for England with Southgate’s at the helm. “All 10 or 11 players are behind the ball and you have to make sure your passes are spot on. They probably weren’t in the first half but we just knew if we kept moving it wide and creating the space we’d get chances and that’s what happened.

“The manager makes his choices and puts the team out in a way he thinks is going to be best to win the game. We won 4-0 so he did the job right,” continued Kane. “I genuinely don’t think there is a disconnect with the fans,” added Southgate, whose side can take another major step towards qualifying for the World Cup with a victory over second-placed Slovakia on Monday. Our fans in Scotland were 100% behind us throughout the game. Maybe the dynamic is a bit different when you go to some venues but so be it. It was important we won this game. We did a professional job.”.

Squads

Malta

Hogg, Magri, Borg, Agius, Fenech, Schembri, Muscat, Farrugia, Kristensen, Zerafa, Pisani. Subs: Bonello, Alex Muscat, Failla, Paul Fenech, Mifsud, Gambin, Clyde Borg, Ryan Camilleri, Johnson.

England

Hart, Walker, Bertrand, Cahill, Jones, Livermore, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sterling, Alli, Kane. Subs: Butland, Smalling, Cresswell, Keane, Stones, Chalobah, Defoe, Sturridge, Welbeck, Vardy, Rashford, Heaton.

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England World Cup 2018 Qualification Results, Schedule & Fixtures

 

Results

Sunday 4 September 2016
Slovakia 0-1 England
Saturday 8 October 2016
England 2-0 Malta
Tuesday 11 October 2016
Slovenia 0-0 England
Friday 11 November 2016
England 3-0 Scotland
Sunday 26 March 2017
England 2-0 Lithuania
Saturday 10 June 2017
Scotland 2-2 England
Friday 1 September 2017
Malta 0-4 England

Monday 4 September 2017
England 2-1 Slovakia

Schedule & Fixtures
Thursday 5 October 2017
England v Slovenia
Sunday 8 October 2017
Lithuania v England 

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Malta v England - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

Harry Kane of England scores their fourth goal past Andrew Hogg of Malta

Malta v England - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

England's Ryan Bertrand scores goal for England In the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Malta and England at Ta'Qali National Stadium on September 1, 2017, in Valletta, Malta.

Malta v England - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

England's Danny Wellbeck celebrates with Harry Kane in the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Malta and England 

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