Gareth Southgate’s England stormed past Senegal after scoring three to secure their place in the quarter finals of the World Cup.
It was a slow first 35 minutes for the Three Lions with most dangerous opportunities coming from the Senegal side. However, Jordan Henderson was first to open the score line in the 38th minute with creative link up play with teammate Jude Bellingham. Kane was next to continue the goal streak with an assist by Phil Foden just before the half time whistle. Foden yet again was involved in England’s final goal after assisting Bukayo Saka in the 57th minute to secure the victory.
Raheem Sterling returned to the UK before the game due to “family issues” which meant he was unable to start for the Three Lions after an impressive start to his World Cup Campaign. Southgate trusted Henderson’s ability and allowed him to get his second start to the tournament which paid off after securing the first goal of the match. Senegal came into this game with hope after winning two of their three group stage games with one the one loss coming from a strong Netherland’s side.
Star boy, Bellingham had a great impact in the game including his assist to Jordan Henderson in the 38th minute of the match. Bellingham attacked to Senegal defence and carried the ball down the left flank before cutting it back to Henderson, who struck it first time into the bottom left of the goal to put England ahead.
In additional time before the break Bellingham was yet again involved in the second goal which he collected the ball in the centre of the pitch and swept off two Senegal players. His strength and agility shone in this goal as he drove into the Senegal half before playing in Foden. Foden used his vision well after a first-time pass to Harry Kane who finished the passage with a belter into the bottom left of the goal to secure England’s second.
The final goal came in the 57th minute with Foden’s agility being a big part to play. He picked up the ball on the left side of the pitch and cut it back into the box for Bukayo Saka who cleverly dinked it over the keeper to secure a spot in the quarter finals of Qatar 2022.