England thrash Senegal 3-0 to book quarter-final clash with holders France

DOHA: Gareth Southgate’s England hammered Senegal 3-0 in the Round of 16 clash to book a blockbuster quarter-final against defending champions France in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022.

One of the tournament favourites England continued their march in the ongoing world cup as they downed Senegal 3-0 in a one-sided affair to book an exciting last-eight clash with Kylian Mbappe’s France.

The spirited Senegal side tried their level best to frustrate the English attack and had a nervy start before Jordan Henderson broke the deadlock to put them ahead in the late first half.

Jude Bellingham sprinted away in front and dribbled past several defenders in his path before he cut the ball back and Henderson, perfectly positioned, slotted it below Edouard Mendy and into the nets.

Henderson’s opener turned out to be an adrenaline booster as nervy England soon doubled their lead moments before the interval through skipper Harry Kane.

Bellingham provided the spark again with his perfectly timed tackle and a sharp pass to Foden, whose perfectly weighted lay-off allowed Kane to break free for a precise finish.

Following his magnificent goal, Kane has now scored 11 times at major tournaments and surpassed Gary Lineker to become England’s all-time top scorer in those competitions.

Bukayo Saka then put an end to any aspirations of a Senegal comeback by scoring England’s third goal when Foden made a dynamic run down the left and Saka reached his cross to flick a clever effort over Mendy from close-range.

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