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England’s 1,000th game in pictures

A gallery of the Three Lions’ landmark evening.

Harry Kane scores England’s fifth goal (Nick Potts/PA)
Harry Kane scores England’s fifth goal (Nick Potts/PA)

By PA Sport Staff

England celebrated their 1,000th game in style by sealing qualification for Euro 2020 with a 7-0 demolition of Montenegro at Wembley, with Harry Kane scoring a hat-trick.

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Harry Kane celebrates scoring England’s fifth goal (Mike Egerton/PA)

The starting XI named by manager Gareth Southgate for the landmark match was the youngest England team since 1959 with an average age of 23 years and 255 days.

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The teams line up for the national anthems (Nick Potts/PA)

However, Raheem Sterling was not involved as punishment for his part in a spat with Joe Gomez on Monday, with Southgate opting to play Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho in his place.

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Jadon Sancho replaced Raheem Sterling (Nick Potts/PA)

There was also a first England start since March 2018 for Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he opened the scoring.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates scoring England’s opener (Nick Potts/PA)

Kane netted two of his three goals before Marcus Rashford got his name on the scoresheet.

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Marcus Rashford impressed for Gareth Southgate’s side (Mike Egerton/PA)

Kane completed his treble and scored England’s fifth after 37 minutes as England’s 289th match at Wembley turned into a procession.

The strike saw Kane become England’s highest-ever goalscoring captain as he celebrated a 24th goal while wearing the armband.

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Harry Kane moved up the list of all-time England goalscorers (Mike Egerton/PA)

It was the perfect 45 minutes of football to precede the on-field commemoration of England’s 1000th game.

A video montage of memorable moments was followed by a host of former internationals making their way onto the pitch.

The likes of all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney and former captain Tony Adams were joined by the likes of Sol Campbell, Paul Gascoigne, David Seaman, Des Walker and Martin Keown.

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Paul Gascoigne (left) was enjoying himself at Wembley (Mike Egerton/PA)

It took England until the 66th minute to add to their tally when Aleksandar Sofranac scored an own goal, before Gomez was introduced from the bench.

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Joe Gomez came off the bench for England (Nick Potts/PA)

Another substitute, Tammy Abraham, sealed England’s biggest win at the new Wembley by rounding off the evening’s scoring with his first international goal.

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Tammy Abraham (right) scored after coming off the bench (Nick Potts/PA)

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