With a brace from John Stones and a goal from Jesse Lingard, team captain and striker Harry Kane’s hat trick secured England a place in the playoffs along with Belgium. This match sets a new record for England, as its World Cup match with the most scored goals.
Panama also had a historic moment with its first goal at the tournament. The massacre in Nizhny Novgorod had glued English fans to screens at homes and pubs, impelling users to rush to their smartphones with their best memes and GIFs.
Eventually some users got tired of the goals and ran out of GIFs.
Others were ecstatic about England's stellar performance.
That Harry Kane hat-trick moves #ENG onto 8 goals for the tournament.— Dave Roberts ⚽🎙📈 (@DLRbrts) 24 июня 2018 г.
The only time England have scored more goals at a #WorldCup finals *, was when they won it, in 1966 (11)
1966 = 11
2018 = 8
1990 = 8
1954 = 8
(* excl. penalty shoot outs)
IT'S COMING HOME! 🦁🦁🦁#ENGPAN pic.twitter.com/evUx5WVG2a
BREAKING NEWS: The English Media are reported to be heading into bankruptcy since there's nothing negative to write about today.— KentonCITY🇯🇲💯 (@city_kenton) 24 июня 2018 г.
FOOTBALL IS COMING HOME⚽️
Come on #England!— Spice Boy Art (@CoolBritaniaArt) 24 июня 2018 г.
We’re all routing for you boys!
“It’s coming home, it’s coming, footballs coming home” #WorldCupRussia2018 #EnglandvPanama #BestOfBritish @England @FIFAWorldCup @GeriHalliwell @EmmaBunton @MelanieCmusic @OfficialMelB @victoriabeckham #SpiceGirls #Football pic.twitter.com/F7PTbK7tvd
Harry Kane has not only been named the player of the match, but was also proclaimed the man of the day on Twitter. After scoring a hat trick after securing a brace in his first game against Tunisia, he has become this World Cup's player with the most goals, leaving Belgium's Lukaku and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo behind.
Kane’s third goal has left some questions.
Some users argued that Panama's stye of playing was too aggressive.
Panama’s fan also had their say and tried to stay optimistic, while others left their condolences.
Panama after the first half.