Internationals - Kane and Eriksen on target in 4-0 wins
01 September 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane and Dele Alli combined to set England on the way to victory in Malta, while Christian Eriksen inspired Denmark to a stunning 4-0 triumph over Poland in Copenhagen on Friday night.
England, who included Harry and Dele in their starting line-up but were missing Eric Dier through suspension, found it tough to break down a stubborn Malta defence in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
The first half ended in stalemate but after a ball in from ex-Spur Jake Livermore wasn’t cleared, Dele set up Harry to break the deadlock eight minutes after the interval.
Dele was withdrawn 20 minutes from time, but three goals in the last seven minutes saw England pull away to win 4-0. Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand made it 2-0 from long range, Harry crossed for Danny Welbeck for 3-0 before our talismanic striker doubled his tally in the second minute of stoppage time.
The result saw England maintain their position at the top of Group F on the road to Russia, but the big story in Group E was a Christian masterclass to help his nation see off table-topping Poland and give their qualifying campaign a massive boost.
The midfielder supplied the assists as Denmark surged into a three-goal lead, before curling in a sumptuous right-footed effort from 22 yards out to complete a remarkable 4-0 victory with 11 minutes remaining.
Earlier on Friday, Josh Onomah, currently on loan at Aston Villa, played 90 minutes for England Under-21s as they got their European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign off and running with a 1-1 draw in the Netherlands.
At St George’s Park, Keanan Bennetts marked his return to the England youth scene with a place in the starting line-up alongside defender Japhet Tanganga in a 7-1 win for the Under-19s against Poland. Left-back Jaden Brown was a substitute for the Young Lions.