Luke Shaw & Mason Mount labelled as ‘very unlikely’ to feature for England on Monday

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Luke Shaw & Mason Mount labelled as ‘very unlikely’ to feature for England on Monday

Shaw & Mount to miss San Marino away day

England travels to the tiny nation of San Marino for their final World Cup qualifying Group I fixture but will have to do so without the services of both Luke Shaw and Mason Mount.

The Manchester United and Chelsea stars have failed to recover from fitness concerns in time, and Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate confirmed that the duo is set to once again watch from the stands.

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Neither player featured last night for England when Southgate’s troops battered qualifying hopefuls Albania at Wembley last night to the tune of a 5-0 drubbing. Star striker Harry Kane bagged a hat-trick in service of his country, taking his international goal tally to forty-four and drawing level with the legendary Chelsea and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves for fourth all-time on the England goals chart and just four behind Gary Lineker.

England has already guaranteed at least the opportunity to reach the playoff round of UEFA World Cup qualifying as they sit three points ahead of Poland, and need just a single point against minnows San Marino to assure their progression as group winners to Qatar 2022.

Two more years of Southgate for England

Just before England put Albania to the sword in front of the home support at Wembley, it was announced that the Three Lions will have another two years under the stewardship of former international Gareth Southgate.

Man United & Chelsea stars labelled as ‘very unlikely’ to feature for England on Monday

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 12: Harry Kane of England scores their side’s fifth goal and his hat-trick during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between England and Albania at Wembley Stadium on November 12, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Unsurprisingly, Southgate was rewarded with an extended stay on the Wembley touchline after guiding the nation to a semi-final appearance at the 2018 World Cup, and then following it up with a finals appearance at Euro 2020 where he nearly came away with the countries first-ever major tournament win if not for a penalty shootout loss to Italy.

Despite mixed responses from fans on social media in the aftermath of the announcement, rewarding his record at the helm of the countries top team is hardly unjustified with no manager achieving the results Southgate has managed in the last 50-years.

Should England book passage to the 2022 World Cup, they will undoubtedly be considered one of the front-runners for another deep run under his stewardship.

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