The Manchester United attacker was England’s star participant because the Three Lions handed Wales a soccer lesson on the World Cup.
England had began their marketing campaign with a 6-2 win over Iran earlier than a disappointing 0-0 draw in opposition to the USA of their second group sport.
England dominant however lacked penetration
The Three Lions went into the conflict in opposition to their British rivals needing some extent to e-book their spot within the spherical of 16 and a win to complete as group winners.
As anticipated, England dominated the sport proper from the primary whistle, however regardless of their dominance, Gareth Southgate’s males created little within the opening half.
The 1966 champions’ solely likelihood of the half fell to Rashford, who was performed by way of by Harry Kane, however the Manchester United man was denied by Danny Ward in Wales’ aim.
Rashford’s effort was England’s solely likelihood of the primary half as each side went into the break with the scores tied.
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The second half was a special story, although, as England turned on the screw. The Three Lions took the lead 5 minutes into the second half by way of an unstoppable free-kick from Rashford after Phil Foden was fouled on the sting of the field.
One turned two a minute later as Kane arrange Foden with a superb sq. ball for England’s second. It acquired worse for Wales as Rashford scored his second and England’s third with a shot that went by way of Ward’s legs.
The strike was his third within the competitors, making him the primary Manchester United participant since Bobby Charlton to attain three objectives at a significant worldwide event.
England had extra probabilities so as to add to their tally however couldn’t convert. Nonetheless, it didn’t matter because the outcome secured their spot within the spherical of 16 as group winners.
The Three Lions will now meet Senegal within the second spherical conflict after the African champions completed second in group A following their win over Ecuador.