Fulham full back Antonee Robinson created one of the goals as the United States hammered Panama 5-1 overnight to all but secure a spot at this winter’s World Cup finals in Qatar.

A Christian Pulisic hat trick means that only a six-goal defeat in the final group group against Costa Rica on Wednesday could deny the USA automatic qualification. Robinson created the hosts’ second goal in Orlando, whipping in a teasing cross from the left that was emphatically headed home by Paul Arriola.