Following in the footsteps of the biggest teams so far, England did not suffer much in overcoming the Senegalese national team and crossing towards an upcoming match in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup with France.
And England succeeded in overcoming the 2022 African Cup of Nations champion with three clean goals, which came through Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka, to cross England into a classic confrontation against the French national team.
Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate managed to spare his players before the upcoming confrontation to pass without surprises, in a night that witnessed the usual glow of Jude Bellingham, who achieved an English record.
Captain Harry Kane finally scored the net in the current World Cup, while Senegal settled for some timid attempts to fail to change a negative African number.
An English gem
In France in 1998, Englishman Michael Owen was the talk of the world, as he became the youngest English player to participate in the World Cup knockout stages, at the age of 18 years and 198 days.
And the former English star still holds this number, as a new English gem in the world of football now replaces him.
Jude Bellingham became the second youngest English player to participate in the World Cup knockout stages, at the age of 19 years and 158 days.
Also at this age, Bellingham became the youngest to set up a goal for England in a World Cup match, since the inception of the tournament’s statistical system in 1966.
In a participation without pressure, Jordan Henderson succeeded in scoring his first goal in the World Cup this year, to enter English history in the World Cup with a distinguished number.
At the age of 36 years and 64 days, former England international Tom Finney is the oldest player to score a World Cup goal for England, against the Soviet Union in the 1958 finals in Sweden.
And Henderson became the second oldest English player to score in the “Three Lions” colors, as he is exactly 32 years and 170 days old today.
England’s all-time top goalscorer
Harry Kane finally managed to score the net in the current World Cup, with his first attempt on goal in 4 matches.
The England captain has a distinguished number throughout the 2018 and 2022 editions, which is his success in scoring 7 goals out of 7 attempts on goal during all the matches he played in the two tournaments.
Between 7 goals in the World Cup and 4 goals in the Euro, Harry Kane became England’s top scorer in major tournaments, surpassing the legendary Gary Lineker, who retired with 10 goals in these two tournaments.
And Kane is one goal away from equaling Wayne Rooney’s record as England’s historic goal in all its international matches, as the “Golden Boy” stopped at Fifty three goals, while Kane’s tally rose to 52 goals.
Africa does not win
Senegal has become the seventh African team to face England in the World Cup, as the continent’s negative number continues against the world champions in 1966.
England have historically faced Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt and Tunisia “on two occasions”, Nigeria and Morocco, with Algeria, Nigeria and Morocco only managing to draw once each, while the rest have all suffered defeats.
Senegal joined the list of African teams that do not succeed in beating England in the World Cup, as it received its fifth African defeat.
And while Cameroon succeeded in scoring England twice in the 1990 World Cup quarter-final match, and Tunisia succeeded in shaking the English net once in the group stage in 2018 in Russia, Senegal joined the list of teams that did not succeed in shaking the “Three Lions” den.