Albania 0-2 England: Harry Kane ends goal drought, provides assist for Mount

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The Tottenham striker led the Three Lions to another impressive win.

England built on their stellar win against San Marino as they defeated Albania 2-0 in their second game of the World Cup Qualifiers, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Mason Mount.

Kane was finally able to break his long-running drought after he provided the opener in the 38th minute. The Spurs main man also had a shot denied by the woodwork and so did Manchester City youngster Phil Foden.

Kane went on to set up a precise goal for midfielder Mason Mount around the hour-mark after catching Albania on the counter. Mount is proving to be sensational for Chelsea this term and he translated his form to the national team. With that strike, Mount has now either assisted or found the back of nets for three consecutive games for the Three Lions.

The goal also sealed three points for Gareth Southgate’s side as they are off to a great start to the World Cup Qualifying campaign.

Kane, who was relieved to see his goal drought end, offered his thoughts on the victory.

“I thought it was a good performance, it’s never easy playing away against a tough side.

“Maybe we were a bit slow to start but we changed the formation a bit halfway through the first half and got more runners in the box.

“Getting the goal before halftime was great

and we controlled the second half well.”

England will be up against Poland in their next game.



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