World Cup 2022: Peter Drury’s Commentary on Rashford’s Freekick Against Wales

World Cup 2022: Peter Drury’s Commentary on Rashford’s Freekick Against Wales

Elijah Odetokun
November 30, 2022 at 1:04 PM
  • Ace commentator Peter Drury does not fail to deliver on the big occasions with his poetic commentary
  • He delivered yet again on Marcus Rashford's glorious freekick for England against Wales in the final group game of the World Cup
  • Drury's notable commentaries were on Barcelona's 4-1 loss to Roma in the Champions League and Ronaldo's return to Manchester United

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford scored the first direct freekick goal of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup last night. He opened the scoring for England from about 25 yards out.

Phil Foden doubled England's advantage less than two minutes later, before Rashford scored his second to seal the win and send Wales crashing out of their first World Cup in 64 years.

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Marcus Rashford celebrating after scoring a freekick against Wales. Photos by Stu Forster/Hannah McKay
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The win ensured England topped group B and will now face Senegal in the round of 16. The Three Lions continue to push for major silverware since lifting the 1966 World Cup.

Peter Drury's poetic commentary

The poet and word smith did not miss the moment as he delivered beautiful words to go with a beautiful freekick from the Manchester United man.

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''Marcus Rashford, oh yes, magnificent, a wonderful young talent who has back his joy for the game and England draw their joy from him. Marcus Rashford loving life again.'' says Drury.

Redemption time for Rashford

Rashford's last appearance at a major tournament for England was at the Euro 2020 final against Italy.

The Manchester United man had a night to forget. He missed his spot kick in the shootout. Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were the other two to miss as England's hope of bringing it home were dashed and it went to Rome instead.

Rashford has three goals already at this year's World Cup, joint top with Cody Gakpo, Kylian Mbappe and Enner Valencia who is already eliminated.

Rashford's tribute to late friend

Sports Brief earlier reported that Marcus Rashford dedicated his freekick to his friend who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer.

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Marcus Rashford dedicates his goal to a late friend. Photo by Stu Forster
Source: Getty Images

Rashford off the field, is reputable for his social intervention campaigns targeted at providing meals for less privileged children in the UK, an act that made him a recipient of the MBE title.

His contract at United will expire in the summer, although there is an option of a one year extension. United will start preparing offers for a new contract after the World Cup.

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