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They are opportunities to score goals, no matter who the opposition are.
And, the further we go in this tournament, the tighter the matches will get - and the more important they will be. England short of chances in open play Media playback is not supported on this device Harry Kane heads last-gasp England winner Targeting set-pieces is nothing new for England - Graham Taylor used to work on them until the players literally fell over - but in all my time playing for and watching the national side, I cannot remember us being so effective at them.
Our success is testament to the meticulous approach of manager Gareth Southgate, plus the hard work from the players - and we are already seeing the rewards. It is proving very important too.
England only created seven chances in open play against Tunisia and Panama and, so far at this World Cup, only one team - South Korea - has managed fewer. Against the same opposition we have faced, Belgium made 26 chances in open play, which is very impressive.
In an ideal world, we would have done the same but, really, it does not matter. Look at how Portugal won Euro - of their seven matches, they only won one in 90 minutes.
Similarly, if we could win every game we play in Russia from a set-piece, I'd happily take it. Stones goal shows the work that has gone on Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup John Stones bags his second of the game to put England up England's fourth goal against Panama was an example of the preparation that has gone into their free-kicks and corners on the training ground.
It is not a case of the ball just being whipped into the box. Kieran Trippier plays it short to Jordan Henderson, who delivers the ball to Harry Kane at the far post, and his header back across goal finds Raheem Sterling to come rushing in.
Yes, Raheem missed a sitter, but John Stones was there anyway to put it in.
A move like that involves hours and hours of practice, and everyone has to know their role inside out. To make it work in a game situation also needs the players to be sharp, alert and aggressive - not only in wanting to get the ball but in managing to get away from their marker. You need speed and pace to do that, and then the most important thing is that you have got to have the skill to put it away.
So the fact they are working so well is a good sign for England in a wider sense at this World Cup. It shows everyone is on the same wavelength, working together and taking on ideas, and is even more evidence of a happy camp.
John Stones puts England up against Panama As a player, I always knew there would be opportunities at set-pieces, if not for me then for one of my team-mates. At Newcastle, Sir Bobby Robson would tell us "there is always one dope who falls asleep" and we would try to pick out the defender who would let his side down.
Sir Bobby was right, because the dope is always there - someone who is slow to react or forgets his job.
The question then is whether you can finish - and right now we are doing that very well. Click to see content: But it is great to see us leading the way.
It is not often anyone could say that about any aspect of England's play in recent years. How England fans reacted to record win There are plenty of other reasons to be positive about the Three Lions at the moment.
I just get the feeling something quite special might be starting to happen. We often get criticised on the BBC for going over the top about England, but I think everyone is enjoying it - including the players.We sized them up.
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