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Winks, Mount net first England goals in Kosovo rout

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England's Raheem Sterling (left) and Kosovo's Milot Rashica challenge for the ball during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Kosovo and England at Fadil Vokrri stadium in Pristina, Kosovo on Sunday.



Gareth Southgate believes England still have room for improvement despite the "ruthless" 4-0 rout of Kosovo on Sunday that ensured they will be among the top six seeds at Euro 2020.
Southgate's side booked their Euro 2020 berth by thrashing Montenegro 7-0 on Thursday and they finished a dominant qualifying campaign by dispatching Kosovo in Pristina thanks to goals from Harry Winks, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount.
Although England weren't at their best, it was a rewarding finale for the Group A winners, who clinched the high seeding that should help them avoid a tough group in the finals.
Winks' maiden England goal, in his sixth appearance, was the key moment before second-half strikes from Kane and Rashford and Mount's first international goal.
With all three of their Euro 2020 group games and the semi-finals and final being played at home for England, the 2018 World Cup semi-finalists will go into the November 30 draw as one of the main contenders for the trophy.
But, while he was happy with their attacking play, Southgate insisted his team must sharpen up at the back.

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