Harry Kane celebrated England’s qualification for the Euro 2024 finals after a 3-1 win against Italy on Tuesday, saying “it’s never as easy as it looks”.
The England captain scored twice as Gareth Southgate’s men came from behind at Wembley to stun Italy.
Gianluca Scamacca put the European champions ahead early but Kane scored from the penalty spot to level.
Marcus Rashford put England ahead after the break and Harry Kane scored again to seal the three points.
England top Group C on 16 points from six games and cannot now be caught, leaving Italy and Ukraine to scrap it out for second place.
“It’s never as easy as it looks,” Kane told Channel 4. “We have had a really tough group this time but credit to the lads, some of the results we’ve had, performances and we topped it off here today.
“We went 1-0 down, we stayed calm and we stayed steady, we knew we had enough to get the win and we did it.
“It has been a tough journey and to qualify with two games to go is a credit to everyone involved.”
Harry Kane is now England’s top goal-scorer at Wembley with 24 goals, overtaking Bobby Charlton, who scored 23.
“I love it, it’s our home, we’ve made it a real fortress over the years and with a full house here, the fans are loving it, we wanted to repay them with good victories and good performances and we did that today,” he said.