England captain Harry Kane on Panama hat-trick

England fans dance in the street in Nizhny Novgorod ahead of the Panama match on Sunday

"To concede five goals in the first half, two penalties, two set-pieces, where England were very, very effective, well, what we did was try to avoid a bigger catastrophe".

Harry Kane wants England's fans and players to come together and share their belief in success at the 2018 World Cup.

Panama were beaten 3-0 by Belgium in their opener, but were completely blown away by England in Novgorod.

Following Belgium's comfortable win over Tunisia, England knew victory would see them through to the next round at the first time of asking.

England scored seven in both 1986 and 1998 and six on three other occasions, including both 2002 and 2006, but the Panama game alone brought more goals than England's last two World Cups combined - three in 2010 and two in Brazil four years ago.

Five in two games from Kane, John Stones' surprise brace against Panama and Jesse Lingard's strike in the same game mean there is already only 1966 to aim for.

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Lingard made it 3-0 in the 36th minute with a attractive strike from just outside the area before Stones nodded in the fourth after a cleverly worked free-kick routine.

There was still time in a frantic first-half for Kane to score his second as referee Ghead Grisha did what counterpart Wilmar Roldan failed to do in the Tunisia match - award England a deserved penalty for wrestling in the area.

Kane's third of the match - and fifth of the tournament - came in fortuitous circumstances as Ruben Loftus-Cheek's shot cannoned off his heel and past the despairing Penedo. But things have not always been so easy for the Three Lions at recent World Cups and, in 2006, they needed two late goals to beat Trinidad & Tobago in Nuremberg.

"They did it with quality, they moved the ball well, and were good without the ball as well".

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the choices he faces with top spot up for grabs against the team which set off as favourites to win the group.

Kane was delighted with the way his side advanced from the group with a game to spare and was happy to see the work they have done on set-pieces pay off against Panama.

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