England thrash Senegal 3-0 to tee up quarter-final battle with France


England will square up against world champions France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup
on Saturday after a fantastic thrashing of African champions Senegal at Al Bayt Stadium.
Gareth Southgate’s charges  survived a nervous opening that saw goalkeeper Jordan Pickford produce an outstanding save from Boulaye Dia to cruise to a convincing victory with a strong show l of attacking might.
The hero of the night for the Three Lions of England was Dortmund star
Jude Bellingham, who teed up the first goal for Jordan Henderson with a perfect cross after 38 minutes then having a hand in the second on the stroke of half-time, teaming up with Phil Foden as captain Harry Kane netted his first goal t of the tournament in Qatar.
The goal has left Kane just one goal adrift of  Wayne Rooney’s all-time record of 53 England goals and he now has the perfect stage here in Qatar to write a fresh page in the history books
Foden was the creator once more as England concluded the  match in the 57th minute, crossing for Bukayo Saka to show great awareness and touch to flick a tasty strike beyond  Edouard Mendy, who stood in goal for the Teranga Lions of Senegal, who ended the night as the second and exit the tournament with a whimper.
It also ended the perfect night for manager Southgate, who decided to  restore Arsenal star  Saka and stick out his neck for Foden, ldropping Marcus Rashford despite his the two goals scored by the Manchester United forward in the win over Wales. Raheem Sterling was not used at all after a break-in at his family home and will now head back to England.

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