This result leaves Japan on Senegal on four points apiece in Group H. Poland and Colombia meet later on Sunday, meaning one of those two sides can be eliminated if there is a victor in that game. Our panelists offer their previews, with predictions. The Panamanians will compete hard but eventually England should break them down and secure qualification for the knockout stages.
"We didn't start very well, that's true, and now we have to overcome that". Current champions Germany also went down 1-0 to Mexico but were able to sneak in a win against Sweden with a goal deep into injury time.
Hat trick hero and England's skipper Harry Kane revealed England are enjoying themselves but are keen to stay grounded.
The Tottenham striker bagged his third after a 61st minute shot by Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit his foot and bounced over Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo. Don't be surprised if he starts this match in place of Alli or Lingard.
Just look how happy they are.
It was the first win for an Asian side against South American opposition at a World Cup, which added further embarrassment for Colombia among their South American neighbours. If this game produces a victor then one of the knockout slots in this group will be locked down but a draw seems quite possible.
"Of course, for me I would prefer that Colombia win".
The group stage begins to reach its conclusion on Monday with host nation Russian Federation facing Uruguay in a match that will decide who tops Group A. Based on their opening match against Poland, those prognostications appear accurate.More news: Yemen forces retake Hodeida airport
"Their speed and physical strength are something that I have expected, but (what stood out) are their discipline and strong defense as a team", said the Galatasaray defender.
- Only once before have Colombia lost both of their opening two games in a World Cup tournament, doing so against Romania and United States of America back in 1994.
In the other Group H fixture, Poland who lost 2-1 to Senegal, will take on Colombia who will be also be looking to bounce back from defeat.
"The simple fact we're still in contention at the World Cup gives us the emotional drive we need for these two games we have remaining".
Senegal and Japan have been part of the uprising of the underdogs at this World Cup, in the mix among the lower-ranked teams that are surprisingly taking points from the favorites. Whoever loses is out of the tournament.
Coach: Aliou Cisse - Senegal will take a reminder of their dream World Cup debut in 2002 to Russian Federation next year.
Japan may have begun their campaign with a victory over Colombia, but they were still poor and demonstrated their weaknesses - despite being a man up from the three-minute mark. For Poland, Robert Lewandowski one of the great goal scorers at club in this generation has yet to show his quality and cutting edge in a major tournament.
One remarkable stat about this Senegal side is that 11 of their 29 competitive games since the last World Cup have ended in 2-0 victories.