The Manchester City star, 27, posed with teammate and West Ham United captain Declan Rice to take a selfie on social media platform BeReal from the bowels of the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. “Let’s gooo,” England ace Grealish added on Twitter, the place he additionally posted the photograph. “Prime of the group and thru to the final 16.”
His delight was shared by the nation after two targets from Marcus Rashford and a strike from Phil Foden sealed the win for Gareth Southgate ‘s facet. England will now play Senegal in a spherical of 16 conflict on Sunday, having topped Group B with seven factors after snug victories over Iran and Wales, and a goalless draw with the USA.
The Three Lions in for one more slog on Tuesday evening after going into half-time in opposition to Wales with the rating at 0-0. However inside six minutes of the restart, Rashford and Foden had damaged Welsh hearts with a aim every. Rashford fired in a improbable free-kick on the 50-minute mark earlier than Foden acquired on the top of Harry Kane ‘s low-driven cross to double England’s benefit.
Wales huffed and puffed in a valiant effort to peg the Three Lions again, however star of the present Rashford struck once more on 68 minutes to place Rob Pag e’s males out of sight and ship the Dragons residence after a winless group stage. “It is a terrific feeling,” the Manchester United ahead instructed BBC Sport post-match.
“We have been a little bit bit dissatisfied after the USA consequence. Thought we may’ve performed rather a lot higher. and it was essential to have a superb efficiency the subsequent recreation. We defended brilliantly within the first half and it was nearly killing the sport off early and taking the probabilities within the recreation.”
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Supervisor Southgate echoed Rashford’s sentiment, including: “I believed within the first half we managed the sport however did not create sufficient possibilities. We needed extra thrust and menace, to play ahead faster. As soon as we acquired the 2 targets, we knew their spirit was gone, it has been a tricky match for them.
“It is nice for [Rashford], he has skilled very well. He has been spectacular since he got here again to us, he may have had a hat-trick. That free kick is what he’s succesful, it is an unbelievable strike. In moments I believed each of them [Rashford and Foden] have been quiet within the first half, so we switched wings. They responded properly, for each to get targets was nice.”