England’s 1,000th game in pictures

England celebrated their 1,000th game in style by sealing qualification for Euro 2020 with a 7-0 demolition of Montenegro at Wembley, with Harry Kane scoring a hat-trick.

Harry Kane celebrates scoring England's fifth goal
Harry Kane celebrates scoring England’s fifth goal (Mike Egerton/PA)

The starting XI named by manager Gareth Southgate for the landmark match was the youngest England team since 1959 with an average age of 23 years and 255 days.

The teams line up for the national anthems
The teams line up for the national anthems (Nick Potts/PA)

However, Raheem Sterling was not involved as punishment for his part in a spat with Joe Gomez on Monday, with Southgate opting to play Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho in his place.

Jadon Sancho replaced Raheem Sterling
Jadon Sancho replaced Raheem Sterling (Nick Potts/PA)

There was also a first England start since March 2018 for Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he opened the scoring.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates scoring England's opener
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates scoring England’s opener (Nick Potts/PA)

Kane netted two of his three goals before Marcus Rashford got his name on the scoresheet.

Marcus Rashford impressed for Gareth Southgate's side
Marcus Rashford impressed for Gareth Southgate’s side (Mike Egerton/PA)

Kane completed his treble and scored England’s fifth after 37 minutes as England’s 289th match at Wembley turned into a procession.

The strike saw Kane become England’s highest-ever goalscoring captain as he celebrated a 24th goal while wearing the armband.

Harry Kane moved up the list of all-time England goalscorers
Harry Kane moved up the list of all-time England goalscorers (Mike Egerton/PA)

It was the perfect 45 minutes of football to precede the on-field commemoration of England’s 1000th game.

A video montage of memorable moments was followed by a host of former internationals making their way onto the pitch.

The likes of all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney and former captain Tony Adams were joined by the likes of Sol Campbell, Paul Gascoigne, David Seaman, Des Walker and Martin Keown.

Paul Gascoigne (left) was enjoying himself at Wembley
Paul Gascoigne (left) was enjoying himself at Wembley (Mike Egerton/PA)

It took England until the 66th minute to add to their tally when Aleksandar Sofranac scored an own goal, before Gomez was introduced from the bench.

Joe Gomez came off the bench for England
Joe Gomez came off the bench for England (Nick Potts/PA)

Another substitute, Tammy Abraham, sealed England’s biggest win at the new Wembley by rounding off the evening’s scoring with his first international goal.

Tammy Abraham (right)  scored after coming off the bench
Tammy Abraham (right) scored after coming off the bench (Nick Potts/PA)
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