1966 champions England are on course to qualify for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar at the end of next year after winning their first three games in Group I of the UEFA qualification section ahead of the tournament.
England won all the three games played in March 2021 at the start of the qualifiers starting with the thumping of San Marino. Manager Gareth Southgate rested a lot of the big names and his team was still too much for their visitors. At the end of proceedings, England won 5-0 thanks to the brace from Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The other goalscorers include Raheem Sterling of Manchester City, Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse and Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins who came off the bench to score the final goal of the game.
The big win over San Marino was followed by the 2-0 away win over Albania courtesy the goals from skipper Harry Kane of Spurs and Chelsea star Mason Mount. Kane scored in the first half before Mount wrapped the game up with his second goal. In the third and final game in March, Manchester United captain Harry Maguire scored the winning goal five minutes from time as England beat Poland 2-1 at home. Brighton and Hove Albion player Jakub Moder scored the equaliser for Poland after England had taken the lead in the first half via the penalty spot. Kane hit his goal on 19 minutes, while Moder scored his on 58 minutes.
England will resume their World Cup 2022 qualifiers next month with a tricky away game against Hungary. The game against the Hungarians is on September 2, three days before the home game against Andorra. The final qualifier in September is away to Poland on September 8.