Harry Kane celebrates after scoring Tottenham’s third against Fulham. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

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Jesse Lingard trains ahead of England’s World Cup quarter-final clash with Sweden. Photograph: Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

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England’s Jordan Pickford saves a penalty from Carlos Bacca of Colombia during their World Cup quarter-final clash in Moscow. Photo: Alberto Estevez/EPA

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England’s Jesse Lingard scores their third goal in the World Cup Group G game against  Panama  at the  Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min scores in their 4-1 Premier League win over Bournemouth. Photo: Gerry Penny/EPA

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Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne scores during their Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur. Photo: Paul Ellis/Getty Images

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Burnley’s Ashley Barnes scores their second goal during the Premier League match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game against Burnley during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

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