FIFA World Cup 2022, Round of 16: Glory for England as they defeat Senegal to enter quarter-finals

By Daniel S

December 4, 2022

The FIFA World Cup 2022 hosted by Qatar is currently witnessing the Round of 16 stage and the likes of Netherlands, Argentina and France have already qualified for the quarter-finals. As things stand, England and Senegal faced off in the knockout game and eventually, as one could expect, it was the Three Lions who dominated the game right from the start.

It was a game of sweat as both teams toiled it hard in the first half to get the lead and eventually, England won the game of patience as their star player, Jordan Henderson, fetched them with the much-needed lead in the 38th minute. The Lions of Teranga, on the other hand, hoped to make a comeback and kept thriving even after conceding the goal.

With England holding possession and dominating with pass accuracy, the Senegalese team tried all they can to match the lead post conceding the goal in the 38th minute. Much to the surprise of the Three Lions fans, Harry Kane doubled the lead in the extra time past the 45-minute mark and put England in a strong position. Despite a great fight back from Senegal, on the back of their low morale, they failed to match the lead and the scoreline remained at 2-0 in England’s favour at the stroke of the first half whistle, with the fans backing for the English camp’s victory.

England cement their quarter-final berth in FIFA World Cup 2022

Concerning the second half, the Three Lions’ player Bukayo Saka tripled the lead in the 57th minute and helped England inch closer to their quarter-final berth. As things stand, England would hope to carry on with the momentum and crush their opponents in the quarter-finals of the ongoing biggest sporting event. Senegal, on the other hand, would look to turn things around in the next edition and make a stunning comeback.

It will be an uphill task for the Three Lions to make it through to the summit clash given the likes of France and Argentina are already in the next stage. It remains to be seen if England would make it count in their quarter-finals clash and if at all they make a cut to the semis, one can be assured that they would play the finals.