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Job done says Kane as England reach SWC

2017-10-05 23:10
Harry Kane.(Getty Images)

London - Harry Kane insisted qualifying for the World Cup was all that mattered after England booked their place with a limp 1-0 win over Slovenia on Thursday.

Gareth Southgate's side were dreadful for long periods at Wembley, but England captain Kane struck three minutes into stoppage-time to book their berth in the next year's finals in Russia.

England remain unbeaten with one game remaining in their qualifying campaign, but the drab nature of their performances has left many fans fearing a repeat of the team's dismal early exits at Euro 2016 and the World Cup three years ago.

Tottenham striker Kane, who has 14 goals in his last nine appearances for club and country, refused to dwell on the sub-standard performance, preferring to focus on wrapping up qualification.

"We have qualified, and that's all that matters. We had to be patient and in the last 10 minutes they were getting tired," Kane said.

"It's no easy feat these days to qualify for a World Cup. We're all delighted."

England goalkeeper Joe Hart was even more upbeat than Kane, bizarrely describing the display in glowing tones.

"The guys were brilliant today. We wore them down. It was difficult for the crowd but we appreciate them coming," Hart said.

"We're really happy. The team have always got my back and I have theirs.

"The team have qualified for a World Cup and that's a big deal."

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