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England will face Senegal in the Round of 16, after a convincing second half performance saw them run out 3-0 winners against Wales and top Group B ahead of second placed USA.

A double from Marcus Rashford, either side of a Phil Foden strike, sealed what was to be a straightforward victory for the three lions, on a night when they netted their 100th World Cup goal.

Gareth Southgate had confirmed before the match that the highly coveted Phil Foden would be in from the start. He was joined by Marcus Rashford, Jordan Henderson and Kyle Walker in four changes from his side’s drab 0-0 draw with the USA.

Wales meanwhile elected to keep star attractions Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey in the team, despite claims that they have been more of a hindrance than a help in their opening group games.

Rashford had the first opportunity of the game when he latched on to perfectly weighted Harry Kane through pass. The Manchester United forward was denied by the on-rushing Danny Ward as tried to lift his effort over the keeper.

England dominated the ball despite not being able to pierce through the stubborn Welsh low block. Eight minutes before the break, some slick interchanging passes in midfield carved through the opposing defence before Phil Foden shot over, in what was the best move of the game for either side.

Gareth Bale didn’t return to see the second half for Wales, perhaps further proof of the talisman’s dwindling powers in a red shirt.

Despite the lethargic nature of his side’s first half display, Southgate stood firm with his starting XI.

However, that was soon rectified by Marcus Rashford, who put England ahead five minutes after the break. The forward struck a dipping free kick past Ward to give England the lead that their first half possession deserved.

Less than 60 seconds later and Phil Foden doubled his country’s lead. Harry Kane picked the ball up on the right of the Welsh penalty area, before hooking a dangerous cross across goal for the Manchester City winger to finish expertly.

Wales’ travelling contingent continued to roar on their team from the stands, but Marcus Rashford removed any hope they had by adding his second of the night and England’s third on 67 minutes.

The 25-year-old produced some excellent footwork in the box, after a patient team build up, before powering a shot through the floundering Danny Ward for England’s 100th World Cup goal.

England dominated the ball for the remaining minutes as this Wales team looked like it had run its course, not only in this tournament, but also for a number of senior players.

Southgate’s side will progress on the back of a professional performance, but there are certainly much sterner tests lying in wait.