Burnley ‘keeper Nick Pope kept a clean sheet on his first England start as England ran out 4-0 winners in Kosovo to complete their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

The Three Lions had made sure of their place at the finals with the 7-0 victory over Montenegro at Wembley on Thursday night.

Gareth Southgate rotated his squad for the game in Pristina with Pope replacing Jordan Pickford one of five changes, the Everton ‘keeper not starting a competitive England international for the first time since October 2017.

The 27-year-old was relatively untroubled as he won his second cap, his first having come in a World Cup warm-up friendly against Costa Rica in June 2018. 

Goals from Harry Winks, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount saw England to victory but not before Pope was in the action early on.

Kosovo came out on the attack but could not match their 34-second opening goal in the reverse game at St Mary's as Huddersfield's Florent Hadergjonaj hit a tame shot at the Clarets keeper.

An Atdhe Nuhiu header then forced a save from Pope, who palmed the effort into the ground before collecting comfortably.

It was to be a routine evening for the Turf Moor man though, Milot Rashica and Hadergjonaj also testing him.

Victory means England head to Euro 2020 as one of the top seeds.