England vs Kosovo: Sancho scores brace as Three Lions win 5-3

England vs Kosovo: Sancho scores brace as Three Lions win 5-3

- England vs Kosovo ended in an eight-goal thriller as the Three Lions won by 5-3

- Valon Berisha shocked the home side before they responded through Sterling and Kane

- An own goal gave England the third before Sancho scored a brace before half time

- Kosovo rallied back through Berisha and a penalty from Muriqi but it was not enough

England vs Kosovo ended in a 5-3 draw in a thrilling contest played at Southampton's home ground St, Mary's.

With just 34 seconds played Kosovo made their intentions known after a defensive error from Steven Keane who gave the ball away to Valon Berisha to score in the first minute.

Eight minutes later the Everton defender made amends for his error as he gave a headed assist to Raheem Sterling who also headed home as England leveled the score 1-1.

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It did not end there as Gareth Southage's men came out smoking in the 19th minute when Harry Kane drilled in low shot to put his side ahead by 2-1.

The fans were on their feet again in the 38th minute as Jadon Sancho's low cross was turned into the net by Kosovo defender Mergim Vojvoda to make it 3-1.

A minute before half time Sancho made it 4-1 as he had time and space to finished off a perfect assist from Sterling.

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Right on the stroke of half time, it was Sterling and Sancho again who combined as the Dortmund striker grabbed his brace to make it 5-1.

Kosovo looked like they had woken up from the dead as Berisha again calmly dispatched the ball past Jordan Pickford to make it 5-2 in the 38th minute.

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And a 54th minute penalty from Vedat Muriqi closed the gap further as he made it 5-3, but that was how the contest ended as England go top of Group A with four wins out of four matches even with Harry Kane missing a late penalty.

Kosovo dropped to third position after the Czech Republic moved up to second following a 3-0 win over Montenegro.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jose Mourinho was reportedly called stupid by his rival Arsene Wenger during his first confrontation with the French manager in the Premier League.

Both managers' first clash was in December 2004 when Mourinho traveled to Highbury to get a 2-2 draw with the Gunners.

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