Gareth Southgate’s men made the trip to Tirana, where goals from Kane and Mason Mount allowed England’s World Cup qualifying campaign to continue flawlessly with two wins on the rebound without a a conceded goal.
Although the game was not littered with exciting moments, 2-0 was a good result as England saw the game professionally – the game went at a much higher pace than the beating 5 -0 from San Marino Thursday night at Wembley.
The Tottenham striker came home after a precise cross from Luke Shaw just before the interval, before the Chelsea mount took the game beyond a reasonable doubt with his strike, assisted by the first-time scorer halftime Kane.
However, what made the headlines was a particularly embarrassing moment for West Ham’s Declan Rice after England’s opener.
It wasn’t long before Rice rushed into the fray of England players celebrating with Kane after his goal, before his attempt to high-fiving his captain was mistakenly ignored – leaving Rice suspended for all home viewers. see.
The 22-year-old was quick to mock himself on Twitter, before Kane mocked how he should have been more aware of his own surroundings.
It clearly didn’t affect either side, or their England team-mates, as the Three Lions claimed two out of every two wins at the start of their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign.
England return to Wembley for their third game of the qualifying campaign on Wednesday, with Poland as visitors.
Poland have collected four points in their first two group stage games, following a 3-3 draw against Hungary in midweek with a 3-0 win over Andorrs today.