FACTBOX-Soccer-England's 6-1 win over Panama, their biggest victory at a World Cup

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 24 (Reuters) - Following is a factbox after England hammered Panama 6-1 in Nizhny Novgorod in Group G on Sunday

*The win overtook Russia's 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia as the biggest win in the 2018 World Cup.

*The 6-1 scoreline is England's biggest-ever World Cup win, smashing the previous record 3-0 wins over Denmark in 2002 and Paraguay and Poland in 1986.

*The win over Panama was the first time England have scored four or more goals in a World Cup match since the 4-2 win in the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany and the first time they have struck five times in a first half.

*Harry Kane is the first England player to score a hat-trick at a World Cup since Gary Lineker against Poland in 1986 and the third overall, with Geoff Hurst getting a treble in the 1966 final.

*Kane is the top scorer at the 2018 World Cup, his five goals taking him ahead of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku of Belgium.

*Kane has scored more goals than any other England player in a World Cup group stage, his five strikes overtaking the three goals Roger Hunt scored in 1966 and the three hit by Lineker in 1986.

*Kane is one goal behind 1986 Golden Boot winner Lineker as the England player to score the most goals at a single World Cup.

Sources: Opta Sports, FIFA (Reporting by Richard Martin, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

06/24/2018 10:34

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