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Gary Lineker's tweet after Harry Kane's emphatic penalty summed it up

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Confidence is just flowing throughout this England side.

After their last-gasp 2-1 victory against Tunisia on Monday, Gareth Southgate’s side were looking to make it two wins from two.

And they’re well on their way to doing that at half-time against Panama.

The Three Lions were heavy favourites to beat the minnows but, after Belgium had to wait until the second-half to break them down and the scorching heat in Nizhny Novgorod, some fans had a few concerns.

But those concerns disappeared when John Stones headed in from Kieran Trippier’s corner.

And the game was as good as over when Jesse Lingard was brought down in the penalty area.

Of course, Harry Kane still needed to put away the penalty but there was never any doubt, was there?

Up stepped the Spurs striker and his penalty was just ridiculous.

He smashed it into the top corner with so much confidence for his third goal of the tournament.

We’ve rarely seen a penalty quite as good as that one.

And football fans were reacting to it on Twitter. They were praising the world-class striker, with Gary Lineker’s sarcastic reaction one of the best.

The BBC presenter tweeted: “Average penalty from Harry Kane.”

In no way was that penalty “average”.

And England’s 135 minutes in this World Cup has been better than average as well.

Things got even better for England with Jesse Lingard's brilliant strike making it 3-0 before Stones grabbed his second towards the end of the half. 

Then, Kane smashed in a second penalty just as emphatically as his first one.

That'll do.

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