Adam Lallana completed something of an England hat-trick on Tuesday night when he scored for the third international game in a row.
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The Liverpool star extended his fine run of form in front of goal by confidently placing a ninth-minute penalty kick past former Reds keeper Pepe Reina, who was once hailed as a specialist in the field of keeping out spot-kicks.
Lallana – whose other England strikes came against Slovakia and Scotland in World Cup qualifiers – played a key part in winner the penalty.
His cultured through-pass found Jamie Vardy in the box and the Leicester City then rounded Reina, before being tripped by the Napoli stopper.
Reina looked on sheepishly as the referee approached him, but no card was issued, presumably as it was deemed that he had made an honest attempt to win the ball from Vardy.
He may have even escaped a red card under the old rules, as Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta was on the goal-line providing cover.