England ace reveals Three Lions have been working on set-pieces

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first_img Both of Stones’ goals came from set-piece situations 2 Loftus-Cheek helped England to their 6-1 victory Two of Kane’s goals were scored from the penalty spot, while Stones netted first from a corner and then from a free-kick.Lingard’s strike, the fifth of the game, was England’s seventh of this World Cup, but their first scored from a true open play situation; both goals in last week’s defeat of Tunisia were also from set-pieces.Gareth Southgate’s side have shown themselves as the most adept side at set-pieces at this tournament, and Loftus-Cheek – who played the full 90 minutes against Panama – has revealed England have been working on such situations in training.“It was a great day for us,” the Chelsea midfielder told talkSPORT. “We’ve said before ‘let’s do it for the fans’ and get it over the line so the pressure is not on us for the Belgium game.“We came out fast, and the first half was nearly perfect I would say.“We’re such a threat now on set-pieces that we’ve been working on for a while. Everything came out in the game. 2 “The work we’ve put in as a team, we are definitely getting the rewards.“As a team we cant wait to get onto the business end [of the tournament].”Loftus-Cheek assisted Kane’s hat-trick goal in Nizhny Novgorod, with the 22-year-old’s shot deflecting off the back of Kane’s boot and looping into the back of the net.It was the kind of goal that could only be scored by a player in brilliant form – Kane has five goals in two matches at the tournament – and Loftus-Cheek praised his captain.He added: “He’s got that luck. I’m delighted for him… it was a great game for him.“He’s such a threat on set-pieces; when he gets the penalty you’ve got no doubt he’ll put it in the back of the net.”talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed England have been working on set-pieces in training following four of their goals against Panama coming from dead-ball situations.The Three Lions recorded their biggest ever World Cup win on Sunday afternoon by defeating Panama 5-1, with Harry Kane netting a hat-trick and Jesse Lingard and John Stones also getting on the score sheet.last_img

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