Twitter reacts as England ease into World Cup quarter-final

Twitter reacts as England ease into World Cup quarter-final

Twitter reacts: England advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals with a 3-0 victory against Senegal in the round of 16.

Three goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane, and Bukayo Saka were enough to secure a meeting with France for the Three Lions, who ultimately prevailed with surprising ease.

Gareth Southgate’s team was enough to withstand the Lions of Teranga’s charge, as they once again displayed several impressive displays.

Here is how the game unfolded on Twitter delight…

Coy introduction – is England poor?

A few wobbly moments from Harry Maguire and John Stones, some bad passing out of the back, and a pair of Senegalese shots on goal marked the beginning of the game for England.

In round 16 of the World Cup, anxiety was in the air.

The Three Lions have established such a high bar for themselves that when things don’t go according to plan, it seems like the end of the world to some. This was again the case on the most popular social media site when many were eager to criticize the quality of England’s performance.

Bellingham splendor

With little over thirty minutes gone, England needed a spark and inspiration to get them going. They had not been terrible, but they fell well short of what they were capable of.

Enter Jude Bellingham.

The Borussia Dortmund youngster, one of the most sought-after talents in the world of football, broke through the lines following Harry Kane’s brilliant forward play. Jordan Henderson gave England the lead as he squared the ball with a perfectly weighted pass after entering the penalty area.

Bellingham, not happy with only setting up one goal, then dismantled Senegal’s midfield with a brilliant stroke of play. He ultimately burst through the defense to unleash Phil Foden, who then passed the ball to Harry Kane, who advanced on goal to make it 2-0.

The acclaim was, as expected, relatively high…

Harry Kane excellence

Bellingham may have been the player who opened the door for England against Senegal, but there was also a great deal of appreciation for Kane, who scored his 52nd goal for the Three Lions, placing him just one goal behind Wayne Rooney.

His placement was flawless, and after collecting Foden’s pass in stride, he effortlessly fired the ball beyond Edouard Mendy to double England’s lead.

Who is the best striker in the world? Some seemed to believe so…

The verdict? All hail Gareth Southgate

3-0, England through to the World Cup quarter-final and a date with France.

Eight knockout games played, eight undefeated in 90 minutes – not bad.