Internationals – England through to face Pape’s Senegal, Wales bow out
Tue 29 November 2022, 22:07|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane captained England to a 3-0 victory over Ben Davies and Joe Rodon’s Wales at the World Cup on Tuesday evening, a result that sent the Three Lions through to the knockout stages as Group B winners while eliminating Wales from the competition.
In the third and final round of group games, Wales knew that only a victory would give them any chance of qualifying for the last 16.
But England controlled the game in Al Rayyan and secured a comfortable victory, with Harry setting up Phil Foden for the Three Lions’ second goal with a good ball across the box from the right in the 51st minute. Marcus Rashford had fired England ahead just 60 seconds earlier with a fine free-kick, before completing the scoring later in the game.
Harry was substituted on 57 minutes with the score at 2-0, while Ben was forced off injured for Wales two minutes later. On-loan defender Joe completed the full match for Wales, with Eric Dier an unused substitute for England.
The result saw the Three Lions top the pile with seven points from three games, while Wales finished fourth with one point to their name.
Gareth Southgate’s side will now face Pape Matar Sarr’s Senegal, runners-up in Group A, in the round of 16 on Sunday evening (kick-off 7pm UK time).
Senegal secured their progress earlier on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Ecuador, where our young midfielder Pape remained an unused substitute.
On Wednesday, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s Denmark will face Australia as they look to qualify from Group D, with Hugo Lloris and France already through ahead of their clash with Tunisia in the same group (both 3pm UK time). Cristian Romero’s Argentina then face Poland in Group C at 7pm UK, with everything to play for in pursuit of a last 16 berth.