Bukayo Saka delivered a stunning hat-trick as England ended their season with a resounding 7-0 victory over North Macedonia, maintaining their perfect record and securing the top spot in Euro 2024 qualifying Group C.
The Arsenal star showcased his brilliance by scoring two remarkable goals. The first came from a tight angle, as he unleashed a powerful strike into the net.
Shortly after the second half began, Saka received an excellent pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold and confidently fired a shot from the edge of the box.
He completed his hat-trick by displaying his well-timed run and composed finish, solidifying his outstanding individual season. England showcased their dominance by dismantling their opponents throughout the match.
Initially, North Macedonia, a team that famously defeated Italy in a World Cup play-off, put up a stubborn defense. However, their resistance was broken when Harry Kane converted Luke Shaw’s cutback.
Saka quickly followed with a thunderous strike into the roof of the net, and Marcus Rashford completed an excellent first-half display for the Three Lions with a close-range finish, securing his goal on home soil.
Saka’s early second-half goals ignited the crowd’s enthusiasm, and the celebration continued as Kalvin Phillips netted his first international goal. Kane extended England’s lead further, calmly converting a penalty after John Stones was fouled during a set-piece.
The emphatic victory highlighted England’s dominant form and showcased the individual brilliance of Bukayo Saka, leaving fans thrilled and optimistic for the future.