Ward-Prowse watches on as England hit five

By SFC Media time Fri 22 Mar International
Photo by David Klein | Reuters

James Ward-Prowse was forced to wait for his second England cap, as he watched from the bench during the Three Lions’ 5-0 victory over Czech Republic at Wembley.

Gareth Southgate’s men got off to the perfect start in Euro 2020 qualifying, as Raheem Sterling hit a hat-trick, with Harry Kane and a Tomas Kalas own goal rounding off the scoring.

The Manchester City winger opened the scoring on 24 minutes, as Jadon Sancho showed his quality with a perfectly-weighted low cross from the right for the stretching Sterling to tap home.

Sterling was then upended by two Czech defenders in the box in first-half stoppage time, allowing Kane to coolly dispatch the resulting penalty.

And he put the game beyond doubt just after the hour mark on the turn, before completing his hat-trick as his shot deflected in off Ondrej Celustka.

Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi was introduced for his England debut late on and left his mark when his shot was pushed out by Jiri Pavlenka, only to rebound in off Kalas.

Attentions now turn to a meeting with Montenegro on Monday in Podgorica.

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