Marcus Rashford impressed England to the victory required to prime Group B and guarantee it was despair for Wales as they went out of the event after a bitterly disappointing World Cup marketing campaign.
Wales wanted to both beat England and hope Iran and USA led to a draw or pursue the extra unlikely final result of working up a four-goal victory margin at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.
England, who now face Senegal within the final 16 on Sunday (19:00 GMT), ensured neither state of affairs was ever a critical consideration as they dominated all through and took full management after an uneventful first 45 minutes.
Wales supervisor Rob Web page was pressured to exchange Gareth Bale at half-time due to an harm, though the good talisman had solely had seven touches in an nameless show.
And any hope of Wales qualifying for the final 16 was worn out as England scored twice inside six minutes of the restart.
Rashford fired a free-kick previous Danny Ward following Ethan Ampadu’s foul on Phil Foden after 50 minutes, with the Manchester Metropolis midfielder then marking his return to England’s workforce moments later by delivering Harry Kane’s cross on the far put up.
Wales had been demoralised and outclassed as they knew they had been on the way in which house from Qatar and Rashford added his second within the 68th minute, with a big slice of assist from Wales keeper Ward, in for suspended Wayne Hennessey after his crimson card towards Iran, who allowed a fierce shot to slide by way of his legs.
England prime Group B with seven factors, two factors forward of the USA who arrange a last-16 assembly with the Netherlands by beating Iran 1-0 of their grudge match, whereas Wales completed backside of the desk with some extent.
England make clean progress
It took England time and a desperately boring first half earlier than they clicked into prime gear however as soon as they did they had been then capable of overrun Wales, who ended this World Cup in timid vogue.
And Rashford continued to make a huge impact at this World Cup, together with his double right here coming after scoring with just about his first contact within the 6-2 romp towards Iran in England’s opening recreation.
He missed probability within the first half when he was performed although by Kane however his free-kick was emphatic and the second a reward for his willingness to drive into the Wales defence at tempo. He nearly had a hat-trick just for Ward to dam his shot on the close to put up.
Rashford should now be underneath critical consideration for a beginning place when England face the powerful take a look at of Senegal because the knockout section will get underneath manner.
Supervisor Gareth Southgate made 4 modifications to his workforce that carried out so poorly towards USA, Rashford, Foden, Jordan Henderson and fit-again Kyle Walker coming in for Raheem Sterling, Bukayo Saka, Mason Mount and Kieran Trippier.
It not solely helped England run out simple winners however gave squad members precious recreation time, particularly Walker, who’s such an essential a part of Southgate’s plans however missed the top of the Premier League to bear groin surgical procedure.
England and Southgate have achieved their first precedence of qualifying for the final 16 whereas topping their group, two sturdy wins towards Iran and Wales coming both aspect of that dismal USA displaying.
It represents a job satisfactorily achieved by England – now they have to take the subsequent step towards the harmful African champions.
Wales slip quietly out of Qatar
Wales arrived in Qatar with actual pleasure after qualifying for his or her first World Cup since 1958 however they have to mirror on a poor marketing campaign after England confirmed the formality of their elimination.
Web page’s aspect have at all times relied closely on the inspiration supplied by Bale and Aaron Ramsey however the two nice figures of this wonderful period for Welsh soccer discovered this World Cup a step too far, with these round them merely not of the standard to make up for that deficit.
Bale’s solely significant contribution was the penalty that earned a draw towards USA of their opening recreation however he contributed nothing within the damaging loss to Iran and was little greater than a passenger in his 45 minutes towards England.
Ramsey was no higher and whereas the duo’s magnificent contribution to Wales can by no means be under-estimated the brutal reality is that their lack of match sharpness left them unable to exert their normal affect on video games.
Now the query is whether or not they’ll keep on with their worldwide careers – or whether or not their nation strikes on with out them.
It had the texture of the top of an period for Wales right here on Tuesday. It’s an period that has introduced a lot pleasure, and was appreciated by their excellent assist after the ultimate whistle, however this was a determined anti-climax after reaching their first World Cup for 64 years.
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Match ends, Wales 0, England 3.
Second Half ends, Wales 0, England 3.
Try blocked. Phil Foden (England) left footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Jack Grealish.
Callum Wilson (England) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Chris Mepham (Wales).
John Stones (England) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the field following a nook.
Nook, England. Conceded by Joe Morrell.
Jack Grealish (England) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Ethan Ampadu (Wales).
John Stones (England) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Kieffer Moore (Wales).
Jack Grealish (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ethan Ampadu (Wales).
Callum Wilson (England) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Mepham (Wales).
Try missed. Kieffer Moore (Wales) proper footed shot from exterior the field is excessive and broad to the suitable. Assisted by Ethan Ampadu.
Try missed. Rubin Colwill (Wales) proper footed shot from exterior the field is just too excessive.
Try blocked. Harry Wilson (Wales) left footed shot from exterior the field is blocked.
Foul by Harry Maguire (England).
Kieffer Moore (Wales) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
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