Jesse Lingard returned to the score sheet for England for the first time in three years with two goals in his side’s 4-0 win over Andorra in a one-sided World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
The Manchester United forward opened the scoring in the 18th minute and struck again late on after Harry Kane had finally doubled England’s lead with a 72nd-minute penalty.
Bukayo Saka gave a more realistic reflection to England’s total domination against the Pyrenees principality when he headed in a fourth goal on his 20th birthday.
On Saturday, France’s winless streak stretched to five games as Les Bleus were held to a 1-1 draw away to Ukraine.
France fell behind when Mykola Shaparenko found the back of the net after 44 minutes before Anthony Martial restored parity early in the second half.
In Eindhoven, Memphis Depay scored twice to guide the Netherlands to a first win following the return of coach Louis van Gaal with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Montenegro.
In Bratislava, Croatia stayed on course to travel to Qatar next year after an 86th-minute goal from Marcelo Brozovic gave them a vital 1-0 win at Slovakia.
Croatia missed several key players including injured captain Luka Modric who has been sidelined with a muscle injury and his absence made their midfield look disjointed and bereft of ideas.