Bukayo Saka hits first career hat-trick as England breeze past North Macedonia

Bukayo Saka hits first career hat-trick as England breeze past North Macedonia

Faruq Ibrahim 21:49 - 19.06.2023

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka scored thrice in England's victory over North Macedonia. Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford were on target as well.

Arsenal ace Bukayo scored his first career hat-trick as England romped past North Macedonia 7-0.

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The Three Lions continued their dominance over UEFA Euros qualifier group C, brushing aside the weak opposition from the Lynxes to open a six-point lead at the top of the standing

How it happened 

Playing at Old Trafford, England were the favourites to win the game, and it was only a matter of how many. The visitors kept them at bay for half an hour before the floodgates opened. 

Harry Kane scored the opener, firing from close range after a Luke Shaw comeback. Bukayo Saka made it two, receiving in the box a Kyle Walker pass before firing into the roof of the net with his weak foot.  

Rashford made it three just before halftime, and upon returning from the break, Saka made it four, receiving from deep before rifling the ball to the goalkeeper's far post. 

The Arsenal man got his hat-trick in the 51st minute, getting on the end of a Kane pass behind the defence before beating Stole Dimitrievki.

Harry Kane made it five from the penalty spot before Kalvin Phillips capped off the scoring from close range. 

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