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At Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday, Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane, and Bukayo Saka scored for England, and they will play France in the next round.

Jude Bellingham played a vital role in both of England's goals as the Three Lions took control of the game at the end of the first half. First, the 19-year-old found Henderson in the box for a simple left-foot finish, and just before the whistle drove forward on the counter to find Phil Foden, who in turn released Kane to smash home his first goal at this World Cup.

England reached the last eight for the third major tournament in a row after Foden provided another goal for Saka on 57 minutes.

Player ratings, best and worst performers, highlights, and notable moments are included in the jump.

Rapid reaction

1. Southgate's gamble on Henderson pays off (like the rest)

The team selections of the England manager are a topic of national debate. The decision to keep Jordan Henderson in the middle raised a few eyebrows, as well as the decision to leave out MarcusRashford.

Henderson has played an important role for England so far at this World Cup, injecting some fresh energy against the United States before starting the win over Wales last time out, but it was still a surprise he was given the nod over Mason Mount.

Henderson needed 62 caps to score his first international goal, which came in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals against Ukraine, but he has been a reliable member of the England squad. Henderson might peak in the knockout rounds.

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The third goal scored by Henderson was apotheosis of another influential display vindicating the judgement of the Three Lions manager. Phil Foden and the other two scored.

England had a six-game winless run coming into the finals, but their tournament experience has allowed them to forget about that.

2. Kane on track to peak in the knockout rounds

Harry Kane spoke on Saturday about the work he has done in trying to peak physically and mentally in the knockout rounds.

Kane won the Golden Boot at the last World Cup, but five of his six goals came in the group stage, and he admitted he felt fatigued as the competition wore on. Kane scored all three of his Euro 2020 goals last summer in the knockout rounds, and he is now off the mark at these finals by finishing a superb counterattacking move.

From left to right, Phil Foden, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka celebrate after England goes up 3-0 over Senegal on Sunday. With the result, Senegal go home and England will meet France in the World Cup quarterfinals. Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

If Kane really is tailoring his form to come good at the end of the tournament, England will have a better chance of winning.

The Englishman is one goal away from equalling his international record.

3. Bellingham thrives on his biggest stage yet

Jude Bellingham was playing in the biggest game of his life, but it was not possible to tell, he was surrounded by authority and comfort.

After providing the assist for Henderson's opening goal, the 19-year-old's most eye-catching contribution was in bursting forward to lead a counter attack, timing his pass to perfection so Foden could release Harry Kane to double England's lead in the first half.

Bellingham's temperament is matching his talent under the most pressure he will have experienced, and the foundation of that is in his hard work out of possession.

He completed 30 of his 33 passes with the ball and was withdrawn for the last 14 minutes with France in mind. The USA was able to keep Bellingham quiet as much as they did in the group stage. Nobody else has done it yet.

Player ratings

Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Kane, Phil Foden, and Jude Bellingham are all from England.

Jack Grealish, Mason Mount, Eric Dier, and KalvinPhillips are on the subs.

Iliman Ndia, Youssouf Sabaly, Nampalys Mendy, Pathe Ciss, and Iliman Ndia are all from Senegal.

Cheikh Dieng, Pape Gueye, Famara Diedhiou, and Fode Ballo-Toure are on the subs.

Best and worst performers

BEST: Jude Bellingham, England

It was a great performance from the young player.

WORST: Kalidou Koulibaly, Senegal

The defence was not able to cope with England's movement when they increased the pace.

Highlights and notable moments

It was Senegal who appeared to be poised to score first, as they spent most of the first half on the back foot.

Jordan Pickford came up with a huge save in the 32nd minute to deny Boulaye Dia.


He keeps things scoreless in the first half

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England scored against the run of play five minutes later to take the lead.

Jude Bellingham received the ball along the flank, dribbled through a defender and then laid it off to Jordan Henderson, who slammed it inside the far post.


Jordan Henderson finishes off a beautiful goal by England 🔥

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The score sheet is more important than the xG, or expected goals, as England had just 0.09 xG before the goal.

The match would eventually finish as a three goal win for England, but it was the two early moments in the game that made the difference.

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Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane scored for England.

After the match: What the players and managers said

It's not easy to win a knockout game. Throughout the tournament, we showed great maturity. The mentality was top from the start. Three sheets in a row are important for us.

Kane said he had a lot of time. The ball was in good shape. It was perfect. Whenever I score, I'm happy.

Kane said that the team has a mixture of youth and experience. They have not been easy for England. We will enjoy this one, but our focus is on theFrance game. It will be very difficult.

France is next in the quarterfinals and England's Phil Foden would love to play them. We are looking forward to what is going to be a big challenge on our best game.

Key stats (provided by ESPN Stats & Information)

  • England has eight different goal scorers in the World Cup and they all have different goals. 10 different players scored in the same year, which was done by Belgium, Italy, and France.

  • Jude Bellingham is the first player to score a goal and provide an assist at a World Cup before his 20th birthday.

  • Jude Bellingham is the only teenager to record an assist in a World Cup knockout stage game in the last 50 years.

  • The youngest player to score three or more goals for England at the World Cup is 21 years old.

  • Phil Foden is the second-oldest player to have multiple assists in a World Cup game. In 1998 the Brazil'sRonaldo had two against the Danes.

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