It’s crunch time for England at the World Cup in Qatar as they prepare to take on Senegal in the last-16.
England progressed to the knockout stages with an unbeaten record in Group B as they won their games against Iran and Wales and drew with the United States to confirm top spot. Manchester United and Manchester City players featured heavily in the group stage and are set to play their part at the Al Bayt Stadium tonight (7pm).
United defenders Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw were included in Gareth Southgate’s starting line-up, while Marcus Rashford was unlucky to be named among the substitutes after his impressive outing against Wales where he bagged two goals. City are being represented by Kyle Walker, John Stones and Phil Foden – with the latter bagging the assist for England’s second goal.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson put England into the lead in the 38th minute as he slid the ball home following Jude Bellingham’s cross. Foden then set Harry Kane through to double the advantage right before half-time.
The winners of this last-16 showdown will meet France or Poland next in the quarter-finals.
Follow all the build-up and LIVE score updates from England vs Senegal in our blog below.
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Player ratings as England progress
England were represented by several Manchester-based players during their last-16 victory over Senegal on Sunday night. Maguire, Shaw and Rashford played from United with Walker, Stones, Foden, Grealish and Phillips representing City.
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England are through to the last-8
So there goes the final whistle and England have routinely progressed.
Goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka settled the scores.
France are next up for England. What a showdown that will be!
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Four minutes added on
Still time for England to score one more, maybe?
Rashford strikes against the netting on the stretch.
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How many minutes will be added?
Game management has been superb from England and they haven’t needed to go through the gears. Had this been a Premier League game you would describe it as a professional job.
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Into the final stages
Southgate will be delighted with his England team here, especially after they survived one or two nervy moments before their opener. Pickford made a telling stop at that time, remember. He wanted resilience and experience and both have been on show tonight – as well as some dazzling play from the younger players.
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On comes Phillips for England
Into the final 8 minutes and Phillips has been handed some game-time.
Phillips ON, Henderson OFF.
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England make two more changes
Grealish steps inside and shows off a trick or two before being brought down. England retain possession and it looks as though one or two ther changes are being made after Koulibaly picks up a yellow.
Dier and Mount ON.
Stones and Bellingham OFF.
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Rashford thrust into the action
Rashford gets his first run at the Senegal defence, but the move eventually breaks down. England seem happy enough to reserve energy while they can and burst into life in small moments. Keep the ball moving.
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Rashford cheered on from home
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England make first substitutions
On come two more Manchester-based players.
Saka and Foden OFF.
Rashford and Grealish ON.
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Made in Manchester through Foden
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GOAL ENGLAND – SAKA (3-0)
Game, set and match for England as Buyako Saka makes it three.
Phil Foden lays it across to him and the Arsenal forward makes no mistake.
One foot in the last-8 and France are on the horizon.
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Saka drags right-footer wide
Rice bursts through to win possession and set Kane free.
He finds Saka and the Arsenal man strikes an attempt wide.
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How long before England changes?
It looks as though Grealish is being readied or at least getting his shirt ready.
Southgate has options to change it – and Rashford will have to come on as well.
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Senegal kept at arm’s length
A quiet restart from both teams as Senegal get used to their changes.
How might those late first-half goals have changed the two team talks?
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Three H/T changes for Senegal
Here come the players as Senegal shuffle their pack.
Ciss, Ndiaye, Diatta OFF.
Gueye, Dieng, Sarr ON.
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Belting out some classics at H/T
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Any nerves have flooded away
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GOAL ENGLAND – KANE (2-0)
Harry Kane opens his account for the World Cup and England are in full swing.
A lovely, quick breakway on the stroke of half-time and the captain makes no mistake.
And with that comes the whistle as the players go in for a break.
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Shaw involved in attacking move
Mendy denies Shaw who raced onto a through ball from Bellingham.
Now this is much, much better from England heading towards the break.
Shaw clips in the corner and Senegal clear their lines.
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A moment to savour in Manchester
You can even forgive the Liverpool connections…
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Kane goes close after opener
Kane goes close after good work from Saka out wide.
England have turned on the style after a shaky moment.
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GOAL ENGLAND – HENDERSON (1-0)
England have gone in front against the run of play.
Jordan Henderson has scored five minutes before the break.
What a finish from the Liverpool midfielder.
But you have to credit Harry Kane for the build-up play.
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Walker lucky to avoid booking
Walker brings down his man and that might have been a booking.
England have struggled since 15/20 minutes and this is no easy task.
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Pickford saves from Dia chance
Henderson presses high to put Mendy under pressure. Much better intent.
Pickford makes a strong save to deny Senegal man Dia low down to his left.
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Slow pace from England tonight
England seem a little static in central midfield when the two centre-backs get the ball. Stones has just vented his frustrations at that very matter and Maguire, perhaps, did not have a better option when he gifted away possession for the Senegal chance.
Still goalless and it has been a sedate opening 28 minutes.
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Chance for Senegal as Sarr misses
Now that was a real let off for England there… Sarr blazes over.
VAR have checked for a possible penalty and it has been cleared.
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Fans looking nervous in Manchester
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Stones heads wide from corner
England, somehow, get a corner after some initial confusion from the officials.
Foden swings one in and Stones meets the deliver to head wide on the stretch.
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The story so far in Qatar
One or two late challenges are starting to come in from Senegal and Shaw is the latest to feel one. It’s high stakes and that is to be expected, though, as another England move breaks down. Goalless with 18 on the clock.