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England 3-0 Senegal: Kane gets off the mark as Southgate’s men breeze into World Cup quarter-finals


Harry Kane scored his first goal at the tournament finals as England comfortably beat Senegal to advance to the World Cup quarter-finals.

The Three Lions made a sluggish start to the game and Senegal came close twice during the early stages.

Watford’s Ismaila Sarr fired the ball over the bar from close range before Jordan Pickford did well to keep out a powerful strike from Boulaye Dia.

But England went ahead with their first clear-cut chance. Jude Bellingham broke free in behind the Senegal defence and he pulled the ball back to Jordan Henderson, who calmly tapped the ball home past Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy.

England took full control of the last 16 clash just before the break as Kane scored his first goal of the tournament to double their lead.

Bellingham charged forward with the ball and he waited patiently before playing it to Phil Foden. The Man City star then touched it onto Kane, who smashed the ball past Mendy.

Gareth Southgate’s side were able to extend their lead with around half an hour to go.

Foden did well to ride a rash challenge and he played in Bukayo Saka who was able to dink the ball over Mendy and into the corner for England’s third.

England played out the rest of the game without being threatened and Southgate was even able to give a couple of his key players a rest in the latter stages.

This win sets England up to face 2018 World Cup winners France in the quarter-finals of the competition next Saturday.

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