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  Sunday, 4 December 2022
Ka's al-'ālam li-kurat al-qadam 2022 Second Phase Round of Sixteen match match four

England 3 Senegal 0 [2-0]
Āstād āl-Bayt, Al Oqda, Al Khawr, Qatar
Kick-off (AST): 10.00pm 7.00pm GMT
Attendance: 65,985
97 minutes 47:40 & 49:13 Illiman Ndiaye kicked off
after England 'took the knee'

Players lost since last match
Tony Allen (2 December 2022) 83
[1-0] Jordan Henderson 38 37:59
Jude Bellingham: CREATIVE

 left-sidefooted strike from 12yds following a cross from Bellingham
[2-0] Harry Kane 45+3 47:16
Phil Foden: CREATIVE

 right footed power strike from 13yds from a Foden lay-off
[3-0] Bukayo Saka 57 56:43
Phil Foden: CREATIVE
left side-footed from 8yds from another Foden pass from the left wing
  Kalidou Koulibaly 76 75:12  
  Commentator: Sam Matterface with Lee Dixon
Officials from El Salvador England Squad Type Senegal Squad
Referee (red)
Iván Arcides Barton Cisneros
31 (27 January 1991), Santa Ana, FIFA-listed 2018
8 Goal Attempts 10
4 Attempts on Target 2
Assistant Referees 0 Hit Bar/Post 0
David Jonathan Morán Santos
37 (28 October 1985)
Kathryn Nesbitt
34 (11 July 1988), Rochester, US
3 Corner Kicks Won 3
Fourth official
Héctor Saíd Martínez Sorto 31 (7 August 1991), Tocoa, Honduras
Reserve Assistant Referee
Helpys Raymundo Feliz Cuevas 33 (6 June 1989), Dominican Republic
0 Offside Calls Against 0
12 Fouls Conceded 16
61% Possession 39%
Video Assistant Officials                
Drew Fischer 42 (10 July 1980), Calgary, Canada
Assistant - Armando Villareal, United States; Offside - Corey Parker, United States; Support - Nicolás Gallo, Colombia; Standby - Kyle Atkins, United States

England Team
Rank FIFA (6th October 2022) 5th
EFO ranking Group One (4th)
ELO rating 8th to 6th
Colours The Nike 2022 home uniform - White crew-necked jerseys with dark to light blue fury gradient sleeves, fury/void cuffs, white shorts, white socks with fury/void thin hoop.
Captain Harry Kane Manager Gareth Southgate, 52 (3 September 1970), appointed caretaker manager on 27 September 2016, appointed as permanent manager on 30 November 2016.
⁴⁴ most goals as captain
54th of 71, W 32 - D 12 - L 10 - F 123 - A 45. P eightieth of 102, W 49 - D 18 - L 13 - F 173 - A 55
England Lineup
one change to the previous match (Saka for Rashford) league position (10th November)
1 Pickford, Jordan L. 28
272 days
7 March 1994 G Everton FC (PL 16th) 49 36ᵍᵃ
2 Walker, Kyle A. 32
190 days
28 May 1990 RB Manchester City FC (PL 2nd) 72 0
5 Stones, John, off 77th min. 28
190 days
28 May 1994 RCD Manchester City FC (PL 2nd) 63 3
6 Maguire, J. Harry 29
274 days
5 March 1993 LCD Manchester United FC (PL 5th) 52 7
3 Shaw, Luke P.H. 27
145 days
12 July 1995 LB Manchester United FC (PL 5th) 27 3
Henderson, Jordan B., off 82nd min. 32
170 days
17 June 1990 RDM
Liverpool FC (PL 8th)
oldest to score a WCF goal from openplay
4 Rice, Declan 23
324 days
14 January 1999 LDM West Ham United FC (PL 15th) 38 2
Bellingham, Jude V.W., off 76th min. 19
158 days
29 June 2003 CM Bsv Borussia 09 Dortmund, Germany 21 1
Foden, Philip W., off 65th min. 22
190 days
28 May 2000 RF Manchester City FC (PL 2nd) 21 3
Kane, Harry E. 29
129 days
28 July 1993 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC (PL 4th) 79 52
Saka, Bukayo A.T., off 65th min. 21
90 days
5 September 2001 LF Arsenal FC (PL TOP) 23 7
England Substitutes
scoreline: England 3 Senegal 0
11 Rashford, Marcus, on 65th min. (64:03) for Saka 25
34 days
31 October 1997 LF Manchester United FC (PL 5th) 50 22 15
the 65th player to reach the 50-app milestone
7 Grealish, Jack P., on 65th min. (64:20) for Foden 27
80 days
10 September 1995 RF Manchester City FC (PL 2nd) 28 12 2
19 Mount, Mason T., on 76th min. (75:54) for Bellingham 23
319 days
10 January 1999 AM  Chelsea FC (PL 7th) 35 24 5
15 Dier, Eric J.E., on 77th min. (76:10) for Stones 28
323 days
15 January 1994 LCD Tottenham Hotspur FC (PL 4th) 49 37 3
final app 2015-22
14 Phillips, Kalvin M., on 82nd min. (81:09) for Henderson 27
2 days
2 December 1995 LDM Manchester City FC (PL 2nd) 25 20 0
result: England 3 Senegal 0
unused substitutes: 12-Kieran Trippier, 13-Nick Pope, 16-Conor Coady, 18-Trent Alexander-Arnold, 23-Aaron Ramsdale, 24-Callum Wilson, 25-James Maddison, 26-Conor Gallagher.
team notes: Harry Kane's 52nd goal for England makes him equal with Wayne Rooney, who scored 52 goals, not 53.
Jack Grealish's great great grandfather, Billy Garraty, also played for England in 1903.
Marcus Rashford becomes England's second most-used substitute, still nine behind Jermain Defoe.
youth notes: England and Senegal have met just twice before in youth level matches, the under-21s in 1991 and the under-20s in 2017, neither featured any of today's teams.
World Cup records: Harry Kane captains England at WCF for a tenth time, equal with Billy Wright, Bobby Moore and David Beckham.
England's eight match in a WCF Round of Sixteen match (W5 D2 L1 F15 A6) - they have never failed to score, and only failed to progress twice (1998 & 2010). Equals the previous record of a 3-0 victory set in 1986 and 2002.
Jordan Henderson becomes the second oldest player (behind Tom Finney) to score for England at WCF. Finney's goal was a penalty-kick—so Henderson is the oldest player to score from open-play .
Captain records: England have now been led by players from Tottenham Hotspur FC in 100 different matches, two more than Liverpool FC, but still behind Manchester United FC's 136.
Substitute records: Marcus Rashford's 28th appearance as an England substitute makes him second behind record-holder Jermain Defoe. It means that on the occasion of his fiftieth appearance, he has done so playing only 2303 official minutes of international football, only one player has done it less - Defoe (2010 minutes).
Major Tournament records: Harry Kane has now scored a record eleven Major Tournament Finals goals, overtaking Gary Lineker.
4-3-3 Pickford -
Walker, Stones
(Dier), Maguire, Shaw -
(Phillips), Bellingham (Mount), Rice -
(Grealish), Kane, Saka (Rashford)
Averages (Starting XI): Age 26 years 327 days Appearances/Goals 47.1 7.1
Senegal Team
Rank FIFA (6th October 2022) 18th
EFO ranking n/a
ELO rating
29th to 35th
Colours Made by Puma - Pepper Green crew-necked jerseys with dark green centre stripe and green/yellow/red trimmed collar, pepper green shorts, green socks with yellow/red trim.
Captain Kalidou Koilibaly Head Coach Aliou Cissé
46 (24 March 1976), appointed 5 March 2015.
P110 - W 65 - D 26 - L 19 - F ? - A ?.
Senegal Lineup
16 Mendy, Édouard O. 30
278 days
1 March 1992
in Montvilliers, France
GK Chelsea FC, England 29 0
21 Sabaly, Youssof 29
274 days
5 March 1993
in Le Chesney, France
RB Real Betis Balompié, Spain 28 0
3 Koulibaly, Kalidou 31
167 days
20 June 1991
in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France
Chelsea FC, England
76th min. for an aggressive push on Harry Kane on halfway line
22 Diallo, Abdou-Lakhad 26
214 days
4 May 1996
in Tours, France
LCD RB Leipzig, Germany, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, France 22 2
14 Jakobs, Ismail J., off 84th min. 23
109 days
17 August 1999
in Köln, Germany
LB AS Monaco FC, France 6 0
11 Ciss, Pathé I., off half-time. 28
260 days
19 March 1994 RDM Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Spain 4 0
6 Mendy, Nampalys 30
164 days
23 June 1992
in Le Seyne sur Mer, France
LDM Leicester City FC, England 23 0
15 Diatta, Krépin, off half-time. 23
282 days
25 February 1999 RAM AS Monaco FC, France 29 2
13 Ndiaye, Iliman C.B., off half-time. 22
273 days
6 March 2000
in Rouen, France
AM Sheffield United FC, England 5 0
18 Sarr, Ismaïla 24
282 days
25 February 1998 LAM Watford FC, England 52 11
9 Dia, Boulaye, off 72nd min. 26
18 days
16 November 1996
in Oyannax, France
CF US Salernitana 1919, Italy, on loan from Villareal CF, Spain 23 4
Senegal Substitutes
scoreline: England 2 Senegal 0
17 Sarr, Pape Matar, on half-time for Diatta 20
81 days
14 September 2002 LM Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 12 0
20 Dieng, C.A. Bamba M., on half-time for Ndiaye 22
256 days
23 March 2000 AM Olympique de Marseille, France 17 2
26 Gueye, Papa A., on half-time for Ciss 23
314 days
24 January 1999
in Montreuil, France
RDM Olympique de Marseille, France 15 0
scoreline: England 3 Senegal 0
19 Diédhiou, Famara, on 72nd min. (71:18) for Dia 29
354 days
15 December 1992 CF Alanyaspor Kb, Turkey 27 11
12 Ballo-Touré, Fodé, on 84th min. (83:55) for Jakobs 25
335 days
3 January 1997
in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France
LB AC Milan, Italy 15 0
result: England 3 Senegal 0
unused substitutes: 1-Seny Dieng, 2-Formose Mendy, 4-Pape Abou Cissé, 7-Nicolas Jackson, 10-Moussa N'Diaye,23-Alfred Gomis, 24-Moustapha Name, 25-Mamadou Loum.
4-2-3-1 Mendy -
Sabaly, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jakobs
(Gueye), Mendy -
(Dieng), Diatta, Sarr (Diatta) -
Averages (Starting XI): Age 27 years 47 days Appearances/Goals 26.3 1.8
    Match Report by Mike Payne

For this match, the first meeting ever between the two Nations, England resisted the temptation to play Marcus Rashford from the start, despite the fact that Raheem Sterling was unavailable, due to a family problem at home, and also despite Rashford's good showing against Wales in their last group match. It was a brave move by Gareth Southgate, and in the first 30 seconds, as Jordan Pickford hurried a clearance, it was soon pretty obvious that the lively Senegal players were hell bent on closing England down rapidly at every opportunity. Maybe Rashford's talents would be needed later perhaps if the Senegalese continued to threaten? All was to be revealed.

In a very hectic opening to the game both sides were desperate for a crucial first goal. Jordan Henderson almost found Phil Foden with a through pass, whilst at the other end Boulaye Dia got the better of John Stones, but as he tackled back, Harry Maguire's knee deflected the ball to Pickford. Lots of niggly fouls littered the game in the first ten minutes as both sides were seeking a breakthrough. It led to a few theatrical screams from the players going down. On 8 minutes Harry Kane, from out on the right, put in a fine cross that he himself would have loved to have been on the end of. The Senegalese drumbeat, music and dancing in the stands, showed the sort of mood that their fans were in, whilst the England fans were already chewing nails, it was a disjointed start from their heroes.

On 32 minutes there came, what later proved to be a real turning point of the match. Boulaye Dia burst through, and only a strong left-hand from Pickford saved the day as he pushed away the goalbound shot. At this stage there were too many England players just not performing well enough, with Bukayo Saka very quiet, and others, although working hard, not making much impact. More careless defending by Stones and Kyle Walker, added to the worries of the England fans, but then, on 39 minutes, and out of absolutely nowhere, the balance of the mood changed completely.

A wonderful through pass from Phil Foden to a marauding Jude Bellingham and his terrific pull-back was met by that Man for all Seasons, Jordan Henderson, who calmly stroked the ball past the goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, with the minimum of fuss and the expertise of Jimmy Greaves!! What a game changer that was, and just what the team, the country, the WORLD, wanted to see. (Calm down Mike, it's only a game!)

Two minutes later, we were so near to a second as Saka, suddenly bursting into life, found Kane with a fine cross, but the striker shot over. As the half's crescendo was growing, Luke Shaw made a fine lung-bursting run into the box only to delay his cross a fraction too long and the chance was gone. But now so much better from England, with Bellingham pulling the strings again. Declan Rice, also battling hard, won a corner, and then three minutes into the added time, the moment we had all waited for. A brilliant interception and break from Bellingham, saw him forge past defenders as though they weren't there. Halfway inside the Senegal half he slipped a pass inside to Foden, who sent it immediately into the path of Kane. This time, the Tottenham man took aim and drilled an unstoppable shot past the perplexed Mendy. The goalkeeper's expression said it all, "How has this scoreline happened?", was what he was appearing to say, a question we were all asking as the players trooped off at the break.

Oh, how different the second-half was. The goals had completely knocked the stuffing out of the Senegal team, and although they made three substitutions at the restart, it made little difference as by now, England had their game together, playing with the air of confidence the goals have given them.

Pape Sarr, shot wide early on, but over the next ten minutes England came back again. Great play by Rice and Kane gave Saka a chance, but he shot over, and then on 56 minutes Kane hit a dipping and swerving shot that had Mendy saving, but not without difficulty. A minute later, and England cemented their win. Foden broke down the left, and his a wonderful centre low into the box, knowing that Saka was lurking. The Arsenal man supplied the most sublime of finishes as he flipped the ball over the diving goalkeeper for a 3-0 lead. A terrific goal, and game over!

England's now total control of the match allowed Southgate to bring on Rashford and Jack Grealish, with Saka and Foden's jobs done. The Senegal beat did carry on for a while, but it did seem a tad more muted than it had been earlier. Edmundo Ros would have loved that beat (remember him?), but as I kept saying as the cameras showed the crowd still dancing, Edmundo had left the building!!

For the most part the final 20 minutes were a series of substitutions and half-chances, with neither side having a clear path to goal. There was no need, as England and especially the outstanding Bellingham, controlled proceedings, and we now move on to what will probably be a much more difficult game. A word of warning though, if we start against the French like we started this match, then we might be in trouble. But, have faith, as they say, in Gareth and his boys.

Source Notes

BBC Sport
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor