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Soccer-Kane scores again as England win 1-0 in final qualifier
October 8, 2017 / 6:00 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer-Kane scores again as England win 1-0 in final qualifier

Oct 8 (Reuters) - England rounded off an unbeaten World Cup qualifying campaign with Harry Kane’s first-half penalty sealing an uninspiring 1-0 victory over Lithuania in rainy Vilnius on Sunday.

Kane converted from the spot in the 27th minute for his sixth goal in his last seven England matches after his Tottenham Hotspur team mate Dele Alli tumbled in the area under a clumsy challenge from Ovidijus Verbickas in the Group F match.

England, who qualified for a sixth successive World Cup finals on Thursday when Kane scored a last-gasp goal in a 1-0 defeat of Slovenia at Wembley, made several changes to their lineup but again failed to offer much excitement.

Despite overwhelming possession on the slick artificial surface they struggled to open up a resolute home side with chances few and far between in a drab encounter.

England, unbeaten in 21 World Cup qualifiers, finished top of Group F with 26 points from 10 matches. (Reporting by Martyn Herman; editing by Ken Ferris)

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