The Premier League will resume on Boxing Day following the World Cup final, which takes place on December 18. The 20-year-old, born in Slough, has made a habit of providing crucial late goals for Albania in the qualifying campaign, scoring in the 87th and 80th minute in wins over Hungary that have earned the Eagles an impressive third in the group. STREAKS FOUND FOR DIRECT MATCHES!! That resounding win means England remain top of Group I on 23 points, but Poland's 4-1 over 10-man Andorra mean Southgate's men are yet to officially qualify for the World Cup.
Image: Harry Kane's first-half hat-trick has put England one point away from World Cup qualification Harry Maguire's header 9 had set England on their way and Jordan Henderson 28 also grabbed his first Wembley goal to the delight of a sell-out national stadium during a remarkable first half, which also featured a scare at the other end when Kyle Walker's awful back-pass forced Jordan Pickford to save brilliantly from Myrto Uzuni with the score at 1-0.
What the managers said: England boss Gareth Southgate: "I thought it was a really strong team performance, particularly that first half. Nine minutes later, Harry Kane got the first goal of his hat-trick after heading home Jordan Henderson's cross from the right. They shared spoils with both Poland and Hungary along the way two 1-1 draws.Next
The high-flying right-back makes his first international start since the 4-0 win over Andorra back in September.
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In the likes of Jordan Henderson, Kalvin Phillips and Jude Bellingham there are more than adequate alternatives while Emile Smith Rowe will be hoping to earn his first cap in front of Wembley Stadium.
Albania Harry Kane scored a goal and provided an assist for Mason Mount as England eased past Albania 2-0 at the Arena Kombetare on Saturday. Perhaps we were too arrogant in the set-up of the game and pressed them too high and left space.Next
Big let off for Scotland who are now a minute away from securing a play-off spot in Group F.
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Prediction England have proven themselves to be supremely efficient in qualifiers over recent years, particularly on home soil.
PICK: England 2, Albania 0. England player ratings England: Pickford 7 , Walker 6 , Stones 6 , Maguire 7 , James 8 , Henderson 8 , Phillips 6 , Chilwell 6 , Foden 6 , Kane 8 , Sterling 7. But his form for the Three Lions has been pretty fiery as he has 41 goals in 65 England caps.
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They top the standings with six points from two games ahead of their home clash with most-likely group rivals Poland at Wembley on Wednesday. In the section Schedule you will find full schedule of both teams for the whole season. England vs Albania Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner Albania is expected to put up a strong fight.Next
England team news England made five changes to the side which drew 1-1 in their last World Cup Qualifier against Hungary, with Luke Shaw concussion , Mason Mount dental and Declan Rice illness unavailable, while Tyrone Mings and Jack Grealish dropped to the bench.