England will meet France within the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday after a powerful demolition of Senegal at Al Bayt Stadium.
Gareth Southgate’s facet survived a nervy opening by which goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made an excellent save from Boulaye Dia to expire convincing winners with a strong show of attacking power.
Jude Bellingham was England’s star man, setting up the primary objective for Jordan Henderson with an ideal cross after 38 minutes then having a hand within the second on the stroke of half-time, combining with Phil Foden as captain Harry Kane powered house his first of the event.
It left Kane only one behind Wayne Rooney’s all-time report of 53 England objectives and he now has the proper stage right here in Qatar to write down a recent web page within the historical past books.
Foden was the creator as soon as extra as England wrapped the sport up within the 57th minute, crossing for Bukayo Saka to point out nice consciousness and contact to flick a fragile end previous Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
It capped the proper evening for supervisor Southgate, who opted to revive Saka and preserve religion with Foden, leaving out Marcus Rashford regardless of his two objectives within the win over Wales. Raheem Sterling was not thought of as he dealt with a family matter.
England’s World Cup taking form
England took some time to maneuver by the gears towards Senegal however after they clicked they confirmed a degree of creation that provides them actual edge and makes them real contenders for this World Cup.
The early worries got here when Senegal tried to reveal Harry Maguire’s lack of tempo, which they did twice and shall be famous by France and Kylian Mbappe, however as soon as Bellingham exerted his authority over the midfield England have been capable of take management and cruise to victory.
Borussia Dortmund’s 19-year-old has already had an excellent World Cup however he now has energy and manufacturing on the most important stage so as to add to his repute.
Bellingham is the identikit fashionable midfield participant and the style by which he mixed with Foden for England’s second objective, accomplished by a rousing end from Kane, was a glimpse right into a golden future.
Foden has additionally grown into this World Cup, having scored towards Wales and creating two objectives right here. England’s midfield and assault is taking form with good timing for what would be the sternest of checks towards France and the peerless Mbappe.
Henderson and Declan Rice permit Bellingham to flourish whereas Saka as soon as once more confirmed his maturity and menace from the vast positions alongside with Foden.
Kane is the cellular spearhead up entrance and it’s a good signal for England that he’s now on the objective path and chasing Rooney’s report. He sometimes must play his manner into main tournaments, as at Euro 2020, and Southgate can have been delighted to see how emphatically he completed the prospect he bought for the second objective.
Pickford’s very important contribution
Pickford has had little to do on this World Cup however when known as into motion he made an important intervention towards Senegal that paved the best way for England to get their act collectively and win with ease.
England have been struggling in defence within the opening part, with Dia lacking one massive probability earlier than he was offered with one other that wanted Pickford to make a robust one-handed cease from his angled shot.
Senegal have been quickly behind and England had the momentum which they by no means threatened to relinquish, Southgate’s facet closing out the win with a lot to spare following an uneventful second half.
Pickford’s place within the England facet has sometimes been questioned from outdoors however by no means by Southgate, who has complete religion in a participant who has by no means let him down.
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- 5StonesSubstituted forDierat 77′minutes
- 8HendersonSubstituted forPhillipsat 82′minutes
- 22BellinghamSubstituted forMountat 76′minutes
- 17SakaSubstituted forRashfordat 65′minutes
- 20FodenSubstituted forGrealishat 65′minutes
- 3KoulibalyBooked at 76mins
- 14JakobsSubstituted forBallo-Touréat 84′minutes
- 11CissSubstituted forGueyeat 45′minutes
- 15DiattaSubstituted forSarrat 45′minutes
- 13NdiayeSubstituted forDiengat 45′minutes
- 9DiaSubstituted forDiédhiouat 72′minutes
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Match ends, England 3, Senegal 0.
Second Half ends, England 3, Senegal 0.
Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Kyle Walker.
Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Luke Shaw.
Attempt blocked. Bamba Dieng (Senegal) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked.
Foul by Declan Rice (England).
Bamba Dieng (Senegal) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Marcus Rashford (England) proper footed shot from the appropriate facet of the six yard field is shut, however misses to the appropriate. Assisted by Luke Shaw with a cross.
Attempt missed. Pape Sarr (Senegal) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is excessive and vast to the appropriate. Assisted by Famara Diédhiou.
Foul by Mason Mount (England).
Youssouf Sabaly (Senegal) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Harry Maguire.
Attempt blocked. Pape Gueye (Senegal) left footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Youssouf Sabaly.
Foul by Mason Mount (England).
Pape Gueye (Senegal) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Substitution, Senegal. Fodé Ballo-Touré replaces Ismail Jakobs.
Attempt missed. Ismaïla Sarr (Senegal) header from the centre of the field is just too excessive. Assisted by Ismail Jakobs with a cross.
Foul by Kyle Walker (England).
Ismaïla Sarr (Senegal) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Substitution, England. Kalvin Phillips replaces Jordan Henderson.