In a one-sided match, England largely dominated Senegal (3-0), this Sunday at Al Bayt Stadium in Doha. The Three Lions therefore join France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
From the first minutes, England is offensive against Senegal, especially with a cross from Rice.
Big scare for the Terranga Lions in the 11th minute following a cross from Bellingham towards the far post. Mendy tries to catch the ball but misses completely. Fortunately, no English is present to take the ball in stride.
Senegalese attackers press on the opposing defense, but not enough
to destabilize it, but still no shots from either side during these first twenty minutes.
Senegal get a first chance in the 23rd minute from Sarr but sends the ball over the net. For its part, England still can not find a solution to approach the opposing surface.
Senegal shakes England in the 31st minute, Sarr finds Dia on the left of the surface. His powerful strike is intercepted by Pickford.
The English opened the scoring in the 38th minute thanks to Jordan Henderson who concluded a superb collective action. A few minutes later (45 + 3 ‘), it was Kane who managed the break just before the break by doubling the bet for his team. He easily deceives Mendy with a cross shot and scores his first goal in this World Cup.
The first period ends with a lead on the England side despite the opportunities of Senegal who must hope for the feat to qualify.
During this second period, the men of Gareth South continue to push against Aliou Cissé and arrive there in the 57th minute, signed by Bukayo Saka.
After a fairly offensive start to the second half, the Teranga Lions now seem stunned and helpless, trying somehow to save their honor.
The Senegalese defense proved more solid during the last half hour of the match with a good intervention on an off-center free kick kicked by Luke Shaw in the 73rd minute.
Shortly after, Kane misses the double. Served by Henderson, Rashford crosses to the penalty spot from the right side. Kane throws himself but fails to touch the ball.
In the 87th minute, Pape Gueye obtained the first corner for Senegal on this deflected left shot.
The additional time will not have been conclusive for Senegal who could not afford a goal during this meeting. The Terranga Lions leave the competition and will not be able to write their history in the 2022 World Cup despite a course that is applauded. England join France in the quarter-finals.