England fans are delighted after first Marcus Rashford and then Phil Foden turned the game against Wales in the Three Lions’ favour.
The Manchester United and City stars were introduced to the starting line-up for the first time on Tuesday night after there was clamours for the latter to appear for England against the USA on Friday. Gareth Southgate’s side had the lion share of possession in the first half in Al Rayyan.
Rashford had the best chance of the half but Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward did well to close down the United forward as he tried to lift the ball into the back of the net. At the break the Welsh substituted their captain Gareth Bale and things unraveled from then onwards.
Southgate’s men took the lead five minutes after the interval as Rashford fired a strong free kick into the top corner giving Ward no chance at all. Just a minute later and the Three Lions were 2-0 up.
Captain Harry Kane put a brilliant ball across the Wales box and Foden was luring at the back stick to tap home his first goal at a World Cup on his full tournament debut. Just over quarter of an hour later it was three for England and Rashford had his second skipping past Conor Roberts and firing through the legs of Ward.
Fans of the Three Lions were delighted to see the Manchester exports grab the goals in Qatar. Here is how they reacted on Twitter.