Qualification 'all that matters' for Kane and England

Hart celebrates during the 2-1 win over Slovakia which saw England come from a goal down

Hart celebrates during the 2-1 win over Slovakia which saw England come from a goal down

Harry Kane scored late against Slovenia and Germany dominated Northern Ireland on Thursday as the two traditional powerhouses secured qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

They now turn their attention to an away trip to Lithuania tomorrow, however the pressure is now off having wrapped up qualification.

England secured their place at the tournament in Russian Federation with a game to spare and manager Gareth Southgate has opted to replace Joe Hart with Butland.

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But which players does Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believe should be on the plane to Russian Federation? The three-man defence seems modern again, and most of England's key players are either accustomed to the system or appear well-suited to it. "We've got other good goalkeepers", added Southgate.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane continued his great run of form on Thursday evening.

After negotiating a poor qualifying group, they will have a chance to test themselves against better opposition when world champions Germany and Brazil turn up for friendlies at Wembley next month.

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"We would have liked to have been more fluid and score more goals but they were a side that came to defend", Southgate, who took over from Sam Allardyce a year ago after one qualifying game, told reporters. But John Stones has played in a three-man defence under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and is flawless for bringing the ball forward, while Gary Cahill captains league champions Chelsea from the left-centre role of a three.

"Tonight highlighted where we are", said Southgate, with the England manager conceding it was "blindingly obvious we could have played better". It is no easy thing getting to a World Cup, there are some big countries around the world that are struggling. Then I'd have Alli behind Kane and Rashford. England has no one like Toni Kroos, Luka Modrić, Marco Verratti, Andrés Iniesta, Eden Hazard or N'Golo Kante who can dominate and control midfield (and that's just in Europe).

Scoring against Lithuania would provide him with some solace. It might help if he could replicate elements from the top Premier League sides. It should be a frustrating game but England have enough quality to punctuate proceedings with some decent passages of play and a goal or two.

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"Hopefully I can keep performing the way I am and keep improving".

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