FIFA World Cup

England 3-0 Senegal; Henderson, Kane’s Goal Takes England Against France in Quarterfinals

England has cleared every team that has stood on their way to the World Cup, which they claim is coming home, and Senegal is no different. England beat Senegal 3-0 in a spectacular game that electrified the Al Bayt Stadium earlier.

England did not disappoint in their round of 16 match after a heavy performance from France earlier. They have secured their spot in the Quarterfinals of the 2022 edition of the FIFA World cup with this fantastic victory against the African champions.

The English players had clearly outclassed the Senegal side, and the difference in the quality and depth of the team was clearly visible all throughout the match. England had dominated on all fronts, from statistical acts to the scoresheet; there was no better team on the pitch than England.

Senegal did show some fighting spirit at the beginning, but as the match progressed and the goal gap expanded, they became clearly restless and started playing very physical football; Koulibaly once received a yellow card for a rough tackle on the English captain from behind.

England open scoring in first half

England created their own magic in the match; after dominating the ball possession, Jordan Henderson scored the opening goal for England in the 38th minute of the game and began the series of celebrations as he netted his perfectly aimed strike.

Harry Kane, the ‘hurricane,’ finally scored his first goal in the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup after performing fantastically in all the previously played group matches. Harry Kane’s magnificent goal came in the extra 45+3 minutes of the game as he beat the goalkeeper to net his goal.

The celebrations did not stop here for England, nor did the doom of Senegal. The English defense stood like a wall too high to climb in front of the Senegal attack. On the contrary, the English attacking unit kept pressuring and breaking the African’s defense thoroughly throughout the match.

The final fate-sealing goal came from the energetic Bukayo Saka 57 minutes into the second half, which closed all doors of a comeback from the African team and crushed their hopes of proceeding to the quarterfinals. There was no opportunity for a recovery for the African champions for the rest of the game.

As England beat Senegal three goals to nil in the round of 16 match, they are now all set to face the defending champions of the World Cup, France, in their Quarterfinals after they outclassed Lewandowski’s Poland earlier. On the other hand, the African and Polish teams will pack their bags. 

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