February 3, 2023

England thrashed Senegal 3-0 at Al Bayt Stadium to book their quarter-final spot in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Sunday.

The star player for England was Jude Bellingham, who set up the first goal for Jordan Henderson and combined with Phil Foden as captain Harry Kane powered home his first of the tournament.

It left Kane just one behind 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 wrapped the game up in the 57th minute, crossing for Bukayo Saka to show great awareness and touch to flick a delicate finish past Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Phil Foden is the first England player to assist two goals in a single World Cup knockout stage game since David Beckham against Denmark in the 2002 round of 16.

Harry Kane, whose latest effort put England 2-0 up against Senegal after Jordan Henderson’s opener, has pulled one effort clear of Gary Lineker as England’s all-time leading scorer at major tournaments, with the Spurs star having 11 goals to his name.

More history is now in Kane’s sights, with just one more strike required for his country in order to match the 53-goal haul of Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney.

Senegal’s elimination from the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar means only one African country remains in the tournament. 

Morocco, the only African team remaining in the tournament will face the 2010 World Champions Spain on Tuesday by 16:00. 

What’s Next?

England will face defending champion France next Saturday, while Senegal’s journey comes to an end in Qatar.

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