Jack Butland to replace Joe Hart for Lithuania clash, confirms Gareth Southgate

Joe Hart believes England are beginning to exorcise the demons of their Euro 2016 exit

Joe Hart believes England are beginning to exorcise the demons of their Euro 2016 exit

Manager Gordon Strachan had the unfortunate task of competing with fierce country rivals England in World Cup qualifying as both were drawn in Group F, and the northern home nation sit on fourteen points, behind the Three Lions, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Tottenham are confident that Dele Alli will sign a new contract with a big pay rise, despite him being in the process of changing agents.

Victory in Russian Federation is, of course, a mere formality for Our Brave Boys (until we wake up, give ourselves a little slap in the face and then return to the real world).

England are unbeaten in their last 38 qualifiers for the European Championships and World Cup, yet their recent performances have been met with little praise from their fans.

Tickets have gone on sale for the first sales phase of the World Cup and Fifa's website is expected to be busy this weekend as England and Germany fans buy tickets.

"My job, my first objective, is to get the country to a World Cup finals".

Kane's winning goal was scored in the fourth minute of six minutes of stoppage time, the last two added on for a pitch invader.

"I think Joe's performance the other night was excellent, not just by making important saves but also his decision-making and his management of the game were excellent".

Danish police: Kim Wall's head and legs have been found
The inventor originally claimed he had dropped Wall off on land on the night of August 10, according to a police statement. Wall's naked, decapitated torso washed ashore in Copenhagen on 21 August with 15 stab wounds to her ribcage and genitals.

He has also endured a hard start in his current campaign at West Ham - with Slaven Bilic's side already losing four of their opening seven matches and conceding 13 goals. It is too long since England had a player of potential world class, but Kane is quickly moving up the ladder.

Gareth Southgate has announced that Jack Butland will start for England against Lithuania.

It may not have been pretty, but England have booked their place in Russian Federation for the 2018 World Cup.

Rashford played the full 90 minutes for the Three Lions as Gareth Southgate's men secured their spot in the tournament in Russian Federation thanks to Harry Kane's late victor. Yet even if they'd won 3-0 with a Kane hat-trick, you can hardly imagine widespread elation.

True, they are, England's sixth World Cup in a row, and perhaps the problem has always been the unrealistic expectations held by many in England, from the fans to the media.

That's because the public's expectation of England is at a modern low.

The silver lining to that grey cloud is perhaps that England can actually go to Russian Federation without major pressure. Who knows - but it can hardly makes things worse.

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