Joe Hart was Man of the Match when England beat Slovenia 1-0 at Wembley on Thursday to book their place in Russia.

Not even the lone goal scorer, Harry Kane could snatch the award from the former Man City shot stopper.

With tens of crucial saves, the West Ham United goalkeeper showed he remains one of the best in Europe whether Pep Guardiola admits it or not.

Although it is still all thanks to Kane who made Hart’s efforts count deep into injury time.

The Three Lions joined the likes of Germany, Brazil, Belgium and Mexico in sealing their qualification and Hart is already excited about the prospect of his fifth major international tournament.

He said: “I’m still a little boy dreaming and we have a World Cup to look forward to now. People have the same dreams as me and we feel we can really stick together and make something happen.

“Reaching Russia is really massive for us, it’s huge. It’s a big step after a not very successful end to the last campaign, but we’ve not let that get us down.

“We’ve got the results when we’ve needed to and we’ve qualified with a game to go.

“It’s not easy to qualify and a lot of good teams won’t be in Russia. We’ve put ourselves there with a good campaign, and it’s not about peaking now, it’s about peaking in the summer as a national team.”

It was already a proud evening for the stopper having overtaken Gordon Banks in overall Three Lions appearances with his 74th cap.

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