England duo Harry Kane and Declan Rice were caught up in a hilarious exchange on Twitter in the wake of England’s victory over Albania.
Gareth Southgate’s men made the trip to Tirana, where goals from Kane and Mason Mount ensured England’s World Cup qualifying campaign continued faultlessly with two wins on the bounce without so much as a goal conceded.
Though the game was hardly littered with exciting moments, 2-0 was a fair result as England saw out the game in a professional manner – the tie played at a far higher pace than Thursday night’s 5-0 drubbing of San Marino at Wembley.
The Tottenham striker headed home from a pinpoint Luke Shaw cross just prior to the interval, before Chelsea’s Mount put the game beyond all reasonable doubt with his strike, assisted by first-half goalscorer Kane.
However, what stole the headlines was a particularly embarrassing moment for West Ham’s Declan Rice in the aftermath of England’s first.
Rice was quick to dart over to the melee of England players celebrating with Kane after his goal, before his attempt at high-fiving his captain was mistakenly ignored – leaving Rice hanging for all the viewers at home to see.
The 22-year-old was quick to poke fun at himself on Twitter though, before Kane quipped back about how he should have been more aware of his own surroundings.
It clearly did not affect the two players, or their England team-mates as the Three Lions made it two wins from two at the start of their World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign.
England return to Wembley for their third match of the qualifying campaign on Wednesday, with Poland the visitors.
Poland have picked up four points from their first two matches in the group stage, after following up a 3-3 draw with Hungary in midweek with a 3-0 victory against Andorrs today.