World Cup 2022: England beat Senegal to set up quarter-final clash with France

Phil Foden and Harry Kane celebrate with Bukayo Saka after England's third goal against Senegal at the 2022 World Cup.
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England have set up a mouth-watering World Cup quarter-final with defending champions France after beating Senegal 3-0 in their last-16 clash at Qatar 2022 on Sunday night.

Following a poor opening half an hour, Gareth Southgate's side took control of the game late in the opening 45 minutes with goals from Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane.

And early in the second period, Bukayo Saka made it 3-0 in an ultimately comfortable win which takes the Three Lions through to a meeting with France next Saturday.

Jude Bellingham played in Henderson for the first goal on another excellent performance. The 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder also helped to create the second, which was assisted by Phil Foden, and the Manchester City man later set up Saka for the third.

England have now scored 12 goals in this tournament, which matches their previous-best tally set at Russia 2018, when they made it to the semi-finals.

A win over France will put Southgate's side into the last four once again, but Didier Deschamps' side were in fine form as they beat Poland 3-1 earlier on Sunday.

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring to become Les Bleus' all-time top scorer with the first goal, his 52nd for France, before an excellent double from Kylian Mbappe rounded off a big win. Robert Lewandowski grabbed a consolation deep into added time.

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Ben Hayward is Weekend Editor for FourFourTwo. A European football writer with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa América - and has spent much of that time in Spain. He currently divides his time between Barcelona and London.