The Lowdown: England beat Senegal
Gareth Southgate’s side secured their place in the quarter-finals in Qatar thanks to a 3-0 win over the African champions.
Jordan Henderson opened the scoring in the 38th minute, with Kane doubling the lead just before half-time. Bukayo Saka scored England’s third goal in the second half to seal the victory and put the Three Lions through to the last eight, where a showdown against France awaits.
After the match, the Spurs striker found himself on the end of some glowing praise as a result of his performance.
The Latest: Praise for Kane
Following the match on Sunday night, Goal journalist Charles Watts took to Twitter to heap praise on the England captain.
He said: “[Jude] Bellingham will get headlines again, but this has been an absolutely world class performance from Kane tonight. Everything that you want from your No.9.”
The Verdict: Strong performance from Kane
Playing the full 90 minutes against Senegal, the England captain had 44 touches of the ball and three attempts at goal, two of which were on target. The centre-forward also made one key pass and successfully completed two of the three dribbles that he attempted.
That display ultimately earned the 29-year-old an overall match rating of 7.7/10 from SofaScore, leaving only Saka (7.8/10) and Phil Foden (8.1/10) with higher.
Kane’s performance also caught the attention of Chris Sutton, who said of the striker’s performance in his player ratings article for the Daily Mail: “He took his goal well with an emphatic finish and he is such a brilliant link-up man – his passing and hold-up play make him an excellent team-mate. A tremendous player.”
Taking all of that into account, it’s clear that the Spurs star put in a strong performance and will be hoping to do the same again on Saturday against France.