Marcus Rashford’s outstanding free-kick against Wales tonight is the first at a World Cup since Kieran Trippier’s memorable finish in 2018.
The Manchester United forward netted a brace to secure England’s progression to the Round of 16. They will face Senegal on Sunday, December 4 after finishing first-placed in Group B.
The final time any participant netted a direct free kick also despatched England followers into bedlam, as it was Trippier’s in the semi-final four years ago. He opened the scoring in the fifth minute towards Croatia and had the gamers and supporters dreaming of a area in the final.
England’s chance at redemption
The Three Lions subsequently fell brief in the 2d half after the Croatians netted two goals with no response from England.
They then made the Euro 2020 remaining before narrowly missing out on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
This 12 months offers the opportunity for Gareth Southgate’s men to go one step further and give up fifty six years of hurt.
Footage courtesy of BBC Sport.