World Cup 2022: Marcus Rashford Makes History With Incredible Brace vs Wales

World Cup 2022: Marcus Rashford Makes History With Incredible Brace vs Wales

  • Marcus Rashford achieved a commendable and excellent milestone with his brace for England against Wales
  • Rashford scored a stunning free-kick to open the scoring for the Three Lions, then added his second after Phil Foden had doubled England's lead
  • Rashford is the joint top scorer at the World Cup, alongside Cody Gakpo for the Netherlands and Kylian Mbappe for France

England's winger Marcus Rashford has made history with his exceptional brace against Wales at the World Cup.

Rashford, who is making his first start for Gareth Southgate's side, was looking to add to the goal he scored in England's first group game against Iran.

Marcus Rashford, Jordan Henderson, England, 2022 World Cup, Manchester United, Qatar
Marcus Rashford has now scored three goals at the 2022 World Cup. Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse.
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The 25-year-old is enjoying an incredible campaign with Manchester United, and many fans predicted a great tournament for the forward and after three matches, he has repaid the faith.

Rashford was part of the England squad that played in the 2018 World Cup and the Euro 2020 championship. He missed his penalty against Italy in the Euro 2020 final and received abuse as a result.

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Rashford makes history

The Manchester United star opened the scoring for England with a superbly executed free-kick in the 50th minute.

He then latched onto a long pass from Kalvin Philips before cutting inside before a left-footed shot squeezed past Wales keeper Danny Ward, according to iNews. Foden's goal was sandwiched between Rashford's brace.

Marcus Rashford, Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane, England, 2022 World Cup, Wales
Marcus Rashford is the joint top scorer in Qatar alongside Gakpo and Mbappe. Photo by Robert Cianflone.
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That goal was England's 100th goal at the World Cup, and the 25-year-old will go down in history for achieving that milestone for his country.

Moreover, the forward becomes the first United player to score three goals at a major tournament for England since the iconic Sir Bobby Charlton at the 1966 World Cup. Charlton went on to win the 1966 tournament.

Rashford is now the joint top scorer at the tournament in Qatar alongside Cody Gakpo and Kylian Mbappe. The three goals now mean he has scored 13 goals for England from 48 caps, according to Transfermarkt.

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Rashford and England eliminate Wales

Sports Brief earlier reported on England beating Wales and eliminating them from the 2022 World Cup.

The three Lions booked a World Cup last-16 clash against Senegal as Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden inspired a 3-0 win. Wales' first World Cup tournament in 64 years ended in heartbreak as they failed to progress from the group stage.

A spluttering first half showed the Three Lions still have room for improvement as they chase a first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup.