Kane turned provider in the second half, setting-up Mason Mount as England followed the 5-0 thrashing of San Marino with another convincing victory.
Struggled with his kicking in the early exchanges, twice playing out of play, and involved in a mix-up with Maguire. Another clean sheet made him the first England ‘keeper not to concede in his first six appearances but not entirely convincing.
Received a silly booking after a careless flick went wrong, which will frustrate Gareth Southgate, and ineffective in the final third. In a tightly-contested position, unlikely to have enhanced his claims.
Used the ball well and did not shirk the physical challenges, winning a number of towering headers as Albania went direct.
Caught in a mix-up with Pope towards the death but otherwise a solid display, as he resumed his partnership with Stones.
Marked his return to the England team for the first time since 2018 with an excellent cross for Kane’s goal. Looked full of energy and dangerous in the final third. Suddenly a tough call between him and Chilwell.
After a cautious start, grew more positive with his passing as the game progressed and look a dynamic pivot, dropping deep and getting forward when necessary.
Neat and tidy again but felt like the spare part in England’s midfield, with Rice often doing his preferred job of dropping between the centre-backs.
Gifted Albania an early break with a sloppy pass but otherwise excellent. His deft touch started to move leading to the opening goal and he bagged the clincher. An absolute nailed-on starter.
Glided across the front line finding pockets of space. Unlucky not to score when his low shot was turned onto the post. Positive.
Unlucky not to finish with an assist after both Kane and Foden struck the woodwork from his passes. Was decisive in Mount’s goal, winning the ball and then dummying Kane’s pass for Mount.
Made the difference and showed his enduring class as a No.9 and a No.10, turning home Shaw’s cross with a diving header for his first England goal since November 2019 and setting up Mount’s clincher with a perfectly-weighted pass. Should have scored another but cracked the bar.
James Ward-Prowse (Phillips 71’) 6
More minutes as he battles to be England’s third midfielder, should Jordan Henderson not be fit for the finals. Quiet, with England dropping the tempo late on.
Jesse Lingard (Foden 80’) 6
Underlined his return to favour with another appearance following his lively display against San Marino.
Unused: Henderson, Johnstone, Mings, Coady, James, Trippier, Chilwell, Bellingham, Calvert-Lewin, Watkins.