Harry Winks celebrates scoring for England in Euro 2020 qualifying
Harry Winks celebrates scoring for England in Euro 2020 qualifying

Kosovo 0-4 England goal highlights & report: Three Lions ruthless again in final Euro 2020 qualifier in Kosovo

England ended their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign in typically ruthless fashion with three late goals giving them a 4-0 win in Kosovo.

Having already won Group A, England have assured all their group games next summer will be played at Wembley, but the win in Pristina also confirmed them as one of the top seeds for the European Championship draw.

Gareth Southgate made a few changes, but it was the same type of performance, and result, he's become accustomed to during this qualifying campaign, with Harry Kane scoring yet again and England running out handy winners.

They were given a game by a lively Kosovo team, and for a long time only a first half Harry Winks goal was the difference between the two sides until the hosts began to tire, and the Three Lions showed their teeth.

Kane made sure he got a goal in every game of the campaign, before substitute Marcus Rashford slotted home a brilliant third and fellow replacement Mason Mount scored his first international goal right at the death.

It meant a 37-goal tally for England in qualifying - their best ever - but even if there's no doubt about their clinical nature going forward, there remains question marks over their defending.

Southgate, then, has plenty to think about and only a few friendlies left to look at his options before leading England into another major tournament - with their next game being their Euro 2020 opener at Wembley on June 14.

Match highlights

England finish campaign with 4-0 win! | Kosovo 0-4 England | Euro 2020 Qualifier

Kosovo 0-4 England Opta stats

  • England have won their last three matches by an aggregate score of 17-0, scoring 17 goals across three matches for the first time since May 1964.
  • Harry Kane equalled the record for goals scored in a calendar year for the England national team, equalling the record held by both George Hilsdon in 1908 and Dixie Dean in 1927 with 12 goals
  • Only in 1908 (39 goals) have England scored more goals in a calendar year than the 38 they scored in 2019.
  • Harry Kane scored for a sixth successive England appearance – post-war, this is only the second time a player has scored in six consecutive games, with Kane also achieving it between October 2017 and July 2018.
  • Harry Winks scored his first international goal for England in his sixth cap – Winks has ended on the winning side in each of his six appearances so far, the joint-best 100%-win ratio of any player in the history of the national team (Ernest Hine between 1928 and 1931 and Billy Williams between 1897 and 1899 also won six out of six).
  • England have averaged 3.8 goals per game in 2019 (38 in 10 games), their best goals per game ratio in a calendar year since 1946, when they scored 19 in four games (4.8 per game).
  • Harry Kane has been involved in 15 goals in his last six international appearances for England (10 goals, 5 assists), scoring and assisting tonight.
  • Nine of the 16 goals Kosovo have conceded during Euro 2020 qualifying have been against England.

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