England had no problem with a weak Senegal
England easily beat Senegal in the Round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar: Gareth Southgate’s side were knocked out by Africa 3-0.
|Bukayo Saka’s goal decided it all (Picture: Getty Images)|
FifthWorld Championships, Qatar
England – Senegal 3-0 (1-0)
Poplar pug stadium, 65985 view Led by: Barton (Salvadoran)
England: Pickford – Kai Walker, Stones (Dyer, 76), Maguire, L Shaw – J Henderson (Phillips, 82), Rice, Bellingham (Mount, 76) – Saka (Rashford, 65), H Kane, Foden (Grealish, 65) . union captain: Gareth Southgate
Senegal: E. Mandy-Sabali, K. Coulibaly, Op. Diallo, Jacobs (Baleau, 84) – K. Diata (P. Sarr, on break), Ciss (Gueye, on break), N. Mendy, I. Sarr – I. Ndiaye (Dieng, on break), Dia (Didio, 72). union captain: Aliou Sissy
scorer: J Henderson (38). H Kane (45 + 3), Saka (57)
The English started the game better, leading more attacks, but the Senegalese defense continued to do its job perfectly.
We were about a quarter of the way through when Senegal found themselves in an unexpectedly large position. After Diata’s pass, Dia could hit the goal in a dangerous situation, but Stones saved him just in time. Immediately after that, Ismail Sarr had an excellent opportunity to score, but the Watford player missed the goal. In the 32nd minute, Dia could have scored again, but a shot from an acute angle was brilliantly saved by Pickford with a left hand.
But despite the situation of the Africans, the English took the initiative! In the 38th minute, at the end of a fantastic dynamic attack, Bellingham passed the ball into the middle of the field Jordan Henderson Shot it in the goal.
|Jordan Henderson gave England the lead (Picture: Getty Images)|
In extra time of the first half, the second English goal arrived: another powerful strike at the end Harry Kane Bombed in the middle of the goal. It was Kane’s 11th World Cup and European Championship goal in total, overtaking Gary Lineker at the top of the relevant list for England.
Aliou Cisse made three substitutions in the second half, but that didn’t work out the miracle either. In the 57th minute Bukayo Saka Foden’s pass turned into another goal.
It was clear that Senegal are not in the same weight class as England and, unlike the first half, we didn’t see any flashes of Cissé’s players in the second half.
In the end, the score remained 3-0, so England will face France in the quarter-finals on 10 December.
|Based on the compilation released on Sunday by the World Cup organizers in Qatar, more than two million people have applied for the Life Pass needed to enter the country for the duration of the tournament. Most of them were from Saudi Arabia, followed by India, the United States and then the United Kingdom. From which we can infer that with the Welsh, the English payers were and still are on the site in the fourth largest number. The information was somewhat surprising, because there was little sign of the boisterous English crowd that moved together at previous World Cups and European Championships in the city. Perhaps there was a shortage of beer, perhaps Doha’s city structure, made up of the city’s tangle of highways, made it difficult for big fans to move around, but it’s also possible that protesters carrying slender purses stayed home. In the court of fortune-telling, however, the English had the upper hand in numbers, the difference being that a handful of Senegalese bands numbering about fifty won the battle of temperament with their tribal songs played and danced from the first. minute to last.
As for the football pros, I spoke with my colleague Ibrahima Mbenge, who was preparing for the match as a Senegalese Record employee – in the national hat – and in this capacity could approach the steps of the stadium. Provide real status report on the African team. He said that people who returned home after their successful group stage win would certainly rate Qatar’s performance positively, but still felt it would not be bad to beat the English, namely with the guidance of the European “guest players” they gained experience in. rival football. And what was the Senegalese expert talking about? Here’s the full England squad for the Senegalese side starting on Sunday: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea), Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea), Nambales Mendy (Leicester City), Elimane Ndiaye (Sheffield United), Ismaila Sarr (Watford).
However, the silver medalists of the European Championships England dominated the match, first only on the field, and then in a measurable way: by the end of the first half, Jordan Henderson and 2018 World Cup top scorer Harry Kane, who scored his first goal in the Qatar tournament, already had 2 led to -0. Then, thanks to Bukayo Saka’s brilliant goal, the fate of the match and progress was decided in less than an hour: thanks to the 3-0 victory, England could prepare for the quarter-finals against France.