England beats Kosovo 5-3 in wild Euro 2020 qualifier


Jadon Sancho scored twice in two minutes - the 19-year-old winger's first goals at senior worldwide level - to cap an England comeback that also featured goals for Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.

While the Three Lions will be widely expected to continue their winning start to qualifying, Kosovo travel to Southampton on the back of a weekend win over the Czech Republic.

There are now no Newcastle players in the England squad, despite the club having a strong core of English talent amongst their ranks.

England were a bit laboured against the Bulgarians and Gareth Southgate is likely to freshen up his starting XI with a few changes.

"But we gave away sloppy goals and, no disrespect to Kosovo as I thought they played well, we've got to finish that game off".

England's Harry Kane, left, and Kosovo's Amir Rrahmani challenge for the ball at St Mary's Stadium.

There was even time for another before the break, Sterling again the creator as he burst to the line to tee up Sancho with a rather less tidy second.

With his double against Kosovo on Tuesday, Jadon Sancho has become the first player born in 2000 or later to score for England.

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But the game altered dramatically when Kosovo hit back with two quick goals just after half-time to make it 5-3, before Muric produced an outstanding save to deny Kane from the penalty spot.

Marcus Rashford replaced Sancho to reunite the three that undid Bulgaria, and within seconds almost made a statement of his own only for his shot to be saved after a penetrating run.

England captain Kane is enjoying a more prolific start to the season, the Tottenham talisman having netted six goals in five competitive appearances for club and country.

Despite the victory, Monday was the first time England conceded three goals in a home game since February 2012.

Maguire made an horrendous meal of the most basic piece of work to make it a treble helping of awful defending by England and for all the flair and fantasy of their attacking play there is no hiding away from the fact this is a serious weakness.

Keane made amends by winning a header at a corner to set up Sterling, who nodded home the equaliser from close range in the eighth minute.

"As I said, I'm expecting an enjoyable game".