England was up against Senegal in the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup. Gareth Southgate’s side beat Senegal and got through to the quarterfinals, where they will face France, who beat Poland earlier today. England deserved the win as they dominated play against Senegal in all areas, created big chances of scoring, and capitalized on most of the chances created.
Jordan Henderson broke the deadlock after he scored on Jude Bellingham’s assist. It was a well-built goal from England, with Jude Bellingham heavily involved in the goal’s buildup. It was Bellingham’s second assist and his third goal contribution at the World Cup. Senegal was caught off guard, and Edouard Mendy never saw it coming.
Senegal was not actually threatening in attack; the only big chance of scoring they had was saved by Jordan Pickford. The Everton goalkeeper denied Senegal the chance to take the lead in the first half of the match. It would have been a great goal as Senegal worked really hard in the buildup.
England extended their lead to 2-0 after Harry Kane scored off Phil Foden’s assist. It was Harry Kane’s first goal at the 2022 World Cup. The Englishman has three assists so far in the World Cup but hasn’t managed to hit the net. Today, he scored his first of the campaign and still has his eyes on the golden boot. Players like Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Rashford are already leading the race for the World Cup golden boot, but they better watch their back as Harry Kane can close in in a matter of time.
Bukayo Saka scored England’s third goal just before he was substituted off the pitch, with Marcus Rashford taking his place. Bukayo Saka scored his third goal at the World Cup and became the first Arsenal player to score a World Cup knockout goal. Phil Foden, who provided an assist for Harry Kane to score England’s second, provided the assist for Bukayo Saka’s goal. It was Phil Foden’s third goal contribution for England in the World Cup.