With a convincing 4-0 victory over Malta, England maintained their unblemished record in the Euro 2024 qualifying round. An own goal, two penalties from Harry Kane and Callum Wilson and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s magnificent 25-yard goal contributed to England’s score. The team ranked 172nd in the FIFA rankings was easily defeated by Gareth Southgate's England team.
Ferdinando Apap made a spin past his own goalkeeper followed by Alexander-Arnold's spectacular goal at Ta'Qali National Stadium. After being fouled by Matthew Guillaumier, Kane scored from the penalty spot just 96 seconds after Alexander-Arnold's goal to make it 3-0 inside the opening 31 minutes. His 11th consecutive Euro qualifying goal made it his 50th goal in competitive England play. In the second half, Kane was substituted, giving Wilson the opportunity to score from the penalty spot when the Malta captain Steve Borg handled the ball.
The Three Lions' next game is on Monday against North Macedonia. With nine points from three games, they are on track to qualify for Germany next summer with a six-point lead over Ukraine, North Macedonia, and the defending champions Italy.