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Kane scores twice in flattering England win in Malta

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Harry Kane scores for England

England scored three late goals to overcome Malta’s stubborn resistance and stay in control of their qualifying group for next summer’s World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s side struggled to break down physical, resilient opponents and it was 53 minutes before Harry Kane broke the deadlock with a calm close-range finish from Dele Alli’s pass.

As Malta tired, England exerted their authority and Ryan Bertrand sealed the win with a long-range shot that slipped past Malta goalkeeper Andrew Hogg with five minutes left.