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World Cup | England sweep past Senegal to reach last eight

England have beaten Senegal 3-0 in the last 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


Jordan Henderson opened the scoring for the Three Lions in the 38th minute, sweeping a low finish into the net from Jude Bellingham's excellent cutback.


Harry Kane doubled England's lead in first half stoppage time, lashing a powerful finish past Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Phil Foden's pass after a brilliant counter orchestrated by Bellingham.


Bukayo Saka put the game beyond doubt in the 57th minute, producing a clever finish from close range from Foden's pinpoint cross.


Gareth Southgate's side will now face France, who beat Poland 3-1 earlier on Sunday, in the quarter-finals in Qatar.


It was Senegal who made the brighter start at Al Bayt Stadium. Ismaila Sarr blazed a shot over in the 23rd minute before Jordan Pickford made an excellent save to deny Boulaye Dia just after the half-hour mark.


The African nation wanted a penalty for a perceived handball by John Stones in the England box, but neither the referee nor VAR was interested in the Senegal appeals.


Henderson, who justified his inclusion over Mason Mount, applied a tidy left-footed finish from Bellingham's cross to give England the advantage.


Kane and Foden combined well with Bellingham in the buildup, and that triumvirate was at the heart of the Three Lions' second goal.


Bellingham burst forward with pace and precision, driving into the Senegal half before feeding the ball to Foden, who cushioned a perfect pass to Kane at the back post.


The England captain took one touch before rifling a finish past Mendy to score his first goal of the tournament.



Saka's deft finish, his third of the tournament, put the game to rest before the hour mark, allowing Southgate to introduce Kalvin Phillips, Jack Grealish, Eric Dier and Marcus Rashford.


England will hope to have Raheem Sterling - who flew home following a break-in at his residence - back for their quarter-final clash against reigning world champions France.

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