England qualify for World Cup knockout stages

Tom Gott
England are through to the next round
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England are through to the knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup after Tuesday's 3-0 victory over Wales.

The Three Lions headed into their final group game top of the standings on four points following a victory over Iran and a draw with the USA, safe in the knowledge that a draw against Wales would be enough to seal their spot in the next round.

Gareth Southgate named a strong lineup, with the likes of Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden all starting, and England secured the points they needed with a 3-0 win.

After a slow first half, the game came to life thanks to an electric showing from Marcus Rashford, who netted a glorious free-kick seconds before Phil Foden tapped home to make it two.

Rashford added a third shortly after, allowing England to cruise into the next round.

As winners of Group B, England will face the runners-up of Group A. Senegal claimed that spot earlier on Tuesday following their 2-1 victory over Ecuador.