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Sancho at the double for five-star England

England 5-3 Kosovo

Get in: Jadon Sancho scores England’s fourth goal last night
Get in: Jadon Sancho scores England’s fourth goal last night
Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

Jadon Sancho netted his first two goals on the international stage, but England made hard work in battling past minnows Kosovo at the St Mary's Stadium in Southampton.

The Borussia Dortmund star scored both goals late in the first-half which, along with strikes from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, and an own goal from Mergim Vojvoda, helped Gareth Southgate's men to a 5-3 win that maintains their 100% record in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

Kosovo, ranked 120th in the world, had taken the lead after just 45 seconds when Valon Berisha opened the scoring, and they battled back after falling 5-1 behind through Berisha's second and a penalty from Vedat Muriqi.

Kane, who tied Bryan Robson in the scoring charts with his 26th international goal, had a second-half penalty saved, but it did not matter as England maintained their three-point lead at the top of Group A.

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