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Senegal out of World Cup after England demolition

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Senegal have been knocked out of the FIFA World Cup after a 3-0 loss to England in a last-16 match played at the Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday. 

Goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka sealed the fate of the Teranga Lions in what has been a tremendous World Cup outing without their star man Sadio Mane.

Aliou Cisse was given a big headache in midfield the absence of Idrissa Gueye who was serving suspension and Cheikhou Kouyate due to Injury.

Senegal gave England some early scares in the game with in which goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made an outstanding save from Boulaye Dia.

Jude Bellingham was the main threat for the English as he set up the first goal for Henderson with a perfect cross after 38 minutes.

Bellingham was involved again just before the stroke of half-time, combining with Phil Foden as captain Harry Kane powered home his first of the tournament.

Senegal’s hope lied in Ismaila Sarr but the young forward was kept relatively quiet in most parts of the encounter.

Foden was the creator once more as England wrapped the game up in the 57th minute, crossing for Bukayo Saka to show great awareness and touch to flick a delicate finish past Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

England run out 3-0 winners to set up an enthralling quarterfinal date with France while Senegal will be going with their heads held high having given it all.



An African football Journalist with a passion for the beautiful game. He is also a freelance Sports Photographer and Graphic designer.




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