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Albania 0-2 England Player Ratings: Kane ends long goal drought

Gareth Southgate's England made it two wins out of two in their World Cup qualifying group by winning in Albania.

 
5:51pm on Sunday 28th March 2021
By
Carlo Garganese

England continued their perfect start to 2022 World Cup qualifying with a 2-0 win over Albania in Tirana.

Harry Kane headed home the opener and assisted Mason Mount as the Three Lions followed up the midweek thrashing of San Marino to take early control of UEFA qualification Group I.

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So who stood out most from Sunday's match?

✔️ Harry Kane: 8.0

The Tottenham hitman ended a goal drought dating back to 2019 with a stunning header to break the deadlock.

He darted in front of his marker to power home an unstoppable header from Shaw's left-wing cross.

Kane should have scored a second soon after but blasted onto the crossbar from close-range from a Raheem Sterling cross.

However, he made up for it just after the hour mark by slipping in Mason Mount, who finished with aplomb.

✔️ Luke Shaw: 7.4

This has been something of a comeback season for Luke Shaw, who has finally started to fulfil his potential after years of injury problems and indifferent form.

He has been consistently one of Man Utd's best players this term and he marked his return to the England team after three years away with a fine performance.

The left back bombed up and down the flank and provided a brilliant cross for Kane's headed goal.

Declan Rice: 8.9

A central midfielder who often splits the critics but the West Ham man was totally dominant on Sunday evening.

He controlled proceedings alongside Kalvin Phillips as England completely dominated possession and territory.

As always, Rice protected the back four well and England only ran one real risk on the counter in the entire 90 minutes.

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