England aren't a one-man show says Kane

Posted October 08, 2017

Marcus Rashford, England's brightest player against Slovenia, would struggle to find a place, but ultimately he doesn't look entirely comfortable out wide and probably will be a backup to Kane regardless of the system.

England have progressed through to their 15th World Cup following a slender, and soulless, 1-0 victory over Slovenia, meaning they can't be caught at the summit of qualifying Group F.

'We were very clear in our mind how we wanted to evolve and we've got an extra game to do that now, which is a great opportunity to look at a couple of things.

While this did not feel like a particularly positive occasion, Southgate deserves credit for taking the reins in hard circumstances following Sam Allardyce's exit and steering England to the World Cup with a game to spare.

As English football fans around the world prepare for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, many debates have unfolded across social media regarding who deserves to wear the prominent Three Lions shirt this summer.

"When you've got someone scoring goals it helps and hopefully I can continue that from now until then, we'll see what happens". If we're chasing the game we can pump the ball up to Carroll and there will be drama, trust me.

Jack Butland, Joe Hart, Fraser Forster and Jordan Pickford are the players giving Southgate a selection dilemma.

The narrow win, sealed by Harry Kane's last-gasp goal, didn't really mask an uninspiring performance from manager Gareth Southgate's side.

Captain Kane capped a dour performance at Wembley with a stoppage-time victor to ensure England are the the fourth European team to reach next summer's tournament in Russian Federation. We want to stay unbeaten, we want to go and win the game.

Dull, flat and uneventful all aptly describe a Group F encounter that may secure World Cup qualification but leaves just as many questions as answers - an all too common theme in recent matches.

"We should enjoy this".

"It isn't down to just me, it's down to the whole team", Kane said. By the time he retired, Shilton had represented his country at three World Cups and two European Championships.