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Summary

  1. Kane scores on England debut
  2. Striker scores with second touch
  3. Sterling, Welbeck and Rooney also on target

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Next up for England then is Italy away in Turin on Tuesday. No mentions of the Italian Job please - alright?

We'll see you there, and we will of course have full coverage of the rest of the Euro 2016 qualifiers all weekend. Goodnight!

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England captain Wayne Rooney tells

BBC Radio 5 live about Harry Kane's impact: "It's a great lift for the nation.

"He's scoring goals in the Premier League and now he's doing it at international level.

"We're a close group of players, we're all excited to have him with us and we want him to do well."

Trouble in Montenegro

More info on the abandoned qualifier between Montenegro and Russia tonight.

The game was delayed by 35 minutes when Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit in the head by a flare soon after kick-off. Midway through the second half a scuffle ensued between players by the touchline.

The score was 0-0 at the time and German referee Deniz Aytekin ordered the players back into the dressing room for the second time moments after Montenegro keeper Vukasin Poleksic saved a Roman Shirokov penalty.

Player reaction

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Harry Kane
Reuters

England striker Harry Kane tells

BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm just proud. A dream come true.

"I's a special night and definitely one I won't forget. It's what you dream of as a kid, it's a bit of a daze and enjoying every minute of it.

"I've worked hard to be here. It's been a great week. I was excited to play and to score is a dream come true.

"The boss made his decision and I had to get on with it and when called upon be ready. To be able to repay the fans is amazing."

Manager reaction

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Roy Hodgson on

BBC 5 live: "You can only beat what's in front of you. We had to work hard to wear them down in the first half and we got our reward in the second half when they tired.

"Our major test will be when we get to France and I'm convinced we'll get there. We've got a year and bit to work with them and this team are so young."

Who's missing?

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England manager Roy Hodgson says Leighton Baines, Raheem Sterling, James Milner and Danny Welbeck will miss Tuesday's friendly against Italy. Left-back Ryan Bertrand has been "invited" to join the squad.

There are reports that the game between Russia and Montenegro has now been abandoned because of crowd trouble. More on that when we get it.

Manager reaction

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England manager Roy Hodgson tells

BBC 5 live: "It's good Harry gets his chance and grabs it with both hands - it adds that bit of magic to the evening.

"In this way of playing, he competes with Wayne Rooney. To get him in the team we would have to change our way our way of playing. We can do that but the players are suited to the way we're playing at the moment.

"We've got so many good players I feel whoever I put in will do a good job. Everyone's trying to be a good unit."

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England manager Roy Hodgson says that Ryan Bertrand has been invited to join the squad for Tuesday's friendly in Italy, while James Milner and Leighton Baines are returning home.

'We should just be happy'

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Asked whether Harry Kane has shown that he is a natural goalscorer at international level, England manager Roy Hodgson told ITV Sport: "I think it's too early to put this pressure on Harry Kane.

"We should just be happy that he has done so well for Tottenham and made a name for himself to get into the England set-up.

"That's not easy to do as we have a number of good forwards but let's be happy with that and leave the future predictions to the future."

'It's nice when fairy-tales come true'

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Wayne Rooney
Reuters

England manager Roy Hodgson told ITV Sport: "It's fantastic for Harry Kane and we're delighted for him. It's a bit of a fairy-tale but it's nice when fairy-tales come true and it has come true for Harry. He has had a wonderful season and crowned his debut with a well-taken goal."

On injuries to Danny Welbeck and Raheem Sterling, Hodgson added: "It is two blows for us. Raheem Sterling was waiting for an injection on his toe - he has been waiting for a while. I agreed with Brendan (Rodgers) that he would play tonight as it was the qualifier but he will now have the injection.

"If we're unlucky we will lose him and Danny Welbeck (for the game against Italy on Tuesday). They're important players in the system we're trying to play, but it will give opportunities for other players."

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Danny Cheng: I honestly think if Harry Kane tried to fly, he could fly right now.

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As I said earlier on, it's always a dangerous game comparing players from different eras.

But if you're interested, Sir Bobby Charlton scored his record 49 England goals from 106 caps, Gary Lineker scored 48 in just 80 and Wayne Rooney now has 47 goals in 102 caps.

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Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

On Wayne Rooney's goalscoring record: "Wayne Rooney can't go and play Italy every week, he plays against teams like Lithuania and he scores. You can't blame him for that.

"It doesn't mean he is better than Sir Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker."

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Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

"I like Daniel Sturridge but he seems to pick these injuries. He's not really had the rub of the green in that respect. When he plays, he's suited to international football because he's got good technique and pace.

"He's another one you would think would get into this team."

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England boss Roy Hodgson also confirms that Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck are likely to miss Tuesday's game in Italy.

Sterling was always due to miss the game, but Welbeck has picked up an unspecified injury.

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Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

"We qualify well because you have these teams in your group. There's always two or three that you should be battering.

"It's when you go to tournaments you'll be judged and in the in the last two or three we haven't turned up."

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Roy Hodgson says he is delighted for Harry Kane and 'it's nice when fairytales come true.'

Full reaction to come.

'Teams will be frightened of us'

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Wayne Rooney
EPA

England captain Wayne Rooney, who has now scored 47 international goals, told ITV Sport: "Harry Kane came on and international football is different but to score after 80 seconds is incredible for him.

"I was disappointed with the first one (of two shots that hit the woodwork) and I got a bit of a shove as I hit it. But I'm happy to score and to get the win, it's a big three points for us.

"Since the World Cup we have been fantastic. We've had some great victories, are scoring goals and we have real energy around the team.

"A lot of teams will be looking at this team around Europe and will be frightened."

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Rich in Kent: Good performance by all England players except Baines had a shocker and don't know why he is still a first choice!

Rich in Coventry: What's so good about four goals against Lithuania? Let's get a reality check against an inform Germany or Argentina.

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I forgot about Daniel Sturridge.

Can you get Sturridge, Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Raheem Sterling in the same team? We need Ossie Ardiles in charge...

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Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

"You can't always play your best players. They need to be able to fit into the team.

"Look what Jose Mourinho does. Juan Mata is an exceptional player but he didn't fit Mourinho's way of playing, so he got rid of him. Sometimes you need to sacrifice.

"You have to pick a team that suits your style of play and your players."

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Belete Eshetea: Before hyping Harry Kane and England team performance, let's wait and see what they can do against Italy!

Tim Collingwood: Where does Wellbeck's MOTM performance put Sturridge's England prospects. Can't drop the Euro top-scorer or captain?

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'Not a bad start'

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Harry Kane
PA

England striker Harry Kane, who scored within 80 seconds of his international debut, told ITV Sport: "It's not a bad start. I dreamed of this and it's just a bit of a blur at the moment. I'm delighted for the lads.

"It's the best moment of my career . To represent my country at senior level is the top and hopefully I can continue to keep doing it and hopefully this goal is the first of many."

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Will teams in Europe be scared of playing England, as captain Wayne Rooney says? We may find out slightly more when they play Italy in Turin on Tuesday night.

Although it is a friendly. So maybe not.

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Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

"It's all about next season for Harry Kane. He's had a great season, you cannot argue with what he's done.

"Next season, when people have worked you out a bit more, that's when we'll find out a bit more about him.

"This season he looks the real deal, this kid."

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England remain six points clear of their qualifying group at the halfway point. Wayne Rooney says a lot of teams across Europe will look at the England team and be frightened of them...

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Harry Kane says that his debut was how he dreamt it and it's the highlight of his career.

Elsewhere in Europe...

Isco
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In England's group, Slovenia crushed San Marino 6-0 in Ljubljana and it looks like a straight fight with Switzerland, who beat Estonia 3-0, for the runners-up spot by Roy Hodgson's side.

Spain have secured a crucial three points in Group C with a 1-0 victory over Ukraine thanks to Alvaro Morata's first-half strike in Sevilla. Vicente del Bosque's side remain three points behind pool leaders Slovakia, who cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Luxembourg but are three ahead of third-placed Ukraine. Belarus beat Macedonia 2-1 in a bad-tempered match in Skopje.

Austria remain in control of Group G after a 4-0 win over Liechtenstein, with Sweden still four points behind after a 2-0 win in Moldova thanks to a brace from striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Russia's clash with Montenegro in Podgorica is goalless at half-time following a lengthy delay after goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit by a flare.

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Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

"England were bright, they worked hard and the movement was good. They've got the right result and they've deserved it against a very poor opposition."

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Harry Kane's goal was the eighth scored by a substitute under Roy Hodgson. It also puts him in the 'one-cap wonder' club alongside the likes of Francis Jeffers, Dave Nugent and Danny Wallace...

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Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live at Wembley

"The crowd are on their feet applauding all the players. Fair play, they did well, they've worked hard and that's what the fans want to see.

"It's gone fantastically well for Roy Hodgson - all four of his strikers have scored.

"England have beaten a poor side but that's all they can do."

FULL-TIME

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Job very much done for Roy Hodgson and England. Four goals, another goal for skipper Wayne Rooney and a debut goal for man of the moment Harry Kane.

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He needed a rest Daniel. What a performance that was.

No need for such heroics tonight, Joe Hart could have played up front.

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Mark Duffell: Been out to walk dog, come back 10 mins later and Harry Kane hasn't scored again. Goal drought?

Daniel Hodson: Could Joe Hart have had an easier week then this week after his man-of-match performance against Barcelona?

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There are three minutes to be added on. Time for one more?

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Football writer Norman Giller

on Twitter:"Bill Nicholson, legendary Spurs manager, scored with his first touch for England in 19 seconds ... and never won another cap."

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Danny Welbeck has been named man of the match. Hard to argue with that.

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Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

"Four minutes left and probably just enough time for Harry Kane to complete his hat-trick. As international opponents go, Lithuania are right up there with the most compliant he will face - but what a start for the England striker with the Midas touch."