England will meet France in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday after a stunning annihilation of Senegal at Al Bayt Stadium. Gareth Southgate's team survived a nervy opening in which goalkeeper Jordan Pickford produced a fantastic save from Boulaye Dia to run out comfortable winners with a stunning show of offensive strength. Jude Bellingham was England's standout player. He assisted Phil Foden in helping Harry Kane score England's second goal, which came on the stroke of halftime, after setting up Jordan Henderson for the opening goal after 38 minutes.
It put Kane just one goal short of Wayne Rooney's all-time record for England goals with 53, and he now has the ideal opportunity in Qatar to add a new chapter to the nation's annals. In the 57th minute, England secured the victory due to another assist from Foden, who crossed for Bukayo Saka, who displayed excellent awareness and touch to flick a precise finish past Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. It was the ideal end to a fantastic evening for manager Southgate, who decided to leave out Marcus Rashford despite his two goals in the victory over Wales in favour of reintroducing Saka and sticking with Foden.