England celebrated their 1,000th game with aplomb as a thoroughly entertaining 7-0 win over Montenegro ensured their qualification for Euro 2020.


​Before all that though, the reveal of the home side's lineup sparked a very heated debate on social media - as it so often does.


The principle concern was the continued absence of Leicester City star James Maddison, though even skipper Harry Kane wasn't immune from criticism - with many calling for the Tottenham striker to be dropped for the in-form Tammy Abraham. 


Those Kane tweets would not age well... but more on that later.

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​​Even more amusing than the meltdown that ensued after the line up was posted, was the fact that #SouthgateOut actually started to trend before kick off.


Some of the tweets were obviously ironic but as for some of the others... I'm not so sure. 


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​​All the abuse was largely forgotten ten minutes in when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain latched onto the end of Ben Chilwell's lofted pass to fire England into the lead. 


The goal was the ​Liverpool midfielder's first since June 2017 and social media was awash with praise for a player who has only recently returned from injury. 

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The creator of England's opening goal would soon be celebrating an unconventional hat-trick of assists as the home side grabbed a stranglehold on the game.


Chilwell provided the deadball deliveries for Kane to head home the Three Lions' second and third goals, rightly attracting a huge amount of love on Twitter for their quality.

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​​England weren't finished there either, with Marcus Rashford adding a fourth goal before Harry Kane completed his hat trick to make it 5-0.


The Three Lions were on fire! Or are Montenegro just not very good at playing football? 


Twitter largely chose to focus on the latter theory...


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With England on cloud nine, ​​the second half witnessed a momentous moment as Maddison was finally given his Three Lions debut - albeit from the bench. 


Kane was also withdrawn, to be replaced by Abraham and two darlings of fantasy football were given a rousing reception.


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​​After an own goal had stretched England's lead to six, fans were treated to another notable substitution. 


Joe Gomez, who was involved in an altercation with Raheem Sterling in the week, replaced Mason Mount with twenty minutes left to play - apparently to some subdued boos.


Yes, the TV cameras did cut to Sterling sheepishly applauding his teammate in the stand, and yes, Twitter did have a field day.


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England put the gloss on a near perfect performance with a SEVENTH goal - this time courtesy of Abraham. 


It was his first international goal and capped off a supreme display from Southgate's side who maybe, just maybe, could do something special in this summer European Championships.