Kane off mark and Henderson and Saka on target for England to reach last eight, but Jude Bellingham produced a one-man-show in last-16 tie against Senegal.
World Cup 2022 Highlights – England 3-0 Senegal, Harry Kane scored his first goal of the tournament and Jude Bellingham’s amazing individual performance helped Three Lions cruised past African side.
- Jude Bellingham’s stunning assist as Jordan Henderson struck for England
- Harry Kane closed on Three Lions scoring record with team’s second
- Bukayo Saka netted his third goal in Qatar to secure quarter-final against France
Three Lions are getting better and better by games, after Gareth Southgate suffering from critics following his side’s draw against USA.
It was all shown in the convincing victory over AFCON reigning champions Senegal, that England is a team to beat in this tournament.
Senegal put pressure early in the games during the opening half-hour at Al Bayt Stadium, with Jordan Pickford’s concentration helped England stand solid after Isamaila Sarr and Boulaye Dia finishes.
But England had their own game-changer, with confident and on-form Jude Bellingham started a textbook counter-attack before assisting Liverpool’s Henderson who steered an accomplished to break the deadlock.
Before the interval, Edouard Mendy was beaten again, and Bellingham was once more the maestro in pulling the second goal for England.
The Borussia Dortmund gem stole possession in England’s own half and fed Phil Foden, who then cut in for Harry Kane to double the lead and officially opened his account of the tournament.
England’ skipper and previous World Cup’s golden boot winner now moved one goal behind Wayne Rooney’s 53-goal England international record and now he’s got going.
It’s safe to say, the game already ended only minutes when the game restarted, with England scored the third goal.
Phil Foden whose quick feet helped him dodge a tackle and squeeze a left-wing cross through Kalidou Koulibaly.
Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka met the delivery with a deft chip over the grounded goalkeeper to set up his team’s first World Cup meeting with France since 1982.
With three goals against Senegal, England have already scored 12 goals in four matches at this year’s World Cup, the country’s joint-most at a single major tournament.
- Jordan Henderson, at 32 years and 170 days, is England’s second-oldest scorer at the FIFA World Cup. He’ll have to stick around for the 2030 edition to eclipse Tom Finney, who scored against Soviet Union, aged 36 years and 64 days, in 1958.
- Harry Kane has scored seven goals with just seven shots on target at the World Cup, the most of any player with 100% of shot conversion rate with shots on target since at least 1966.
- 19y 158d – Aged 19 years and 158 days, Jude Bellingham became the youngest player to assist in a World Cup game for England (since 1966)
England march on to meet France on Saturday, in somewhat the biggest test so far for the World Cup 2018 runner up who will face the reigning champions.
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