The three best moments from day two of the 2022 FIFA World Cup – NBC Chicago

Wait, it’s only day two of the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

After Ecuador’s 2-0 victory over Qatar in the tournament opener on Sunday, a three-game slate on Monday definitely lived up to expectations.

England opened the day against Iran in a Group B game that quickly turned sour for the latter. After starting goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand left the game early with a head injury, the Three Lions fought their way to a 4-0 lead before eventually winning 6-2.

The Netherlands and Senegal followed by completing the first matches of Group A. Without Sadio Mané, Senegal still looked like a top team before conceding two untimely goals in the 84th minute and 99th minute of time. additional.

Finally, the USMNT and Wales drew 1-1 in a thrilling affair that leaves plenty of intrigue for the Stars and Stripes’ final two fixtures.

Let’s take a look at the three best moments of the action:

Jude Bellingham opens the scoring for England’s six goals

Becoming the 11th youngest goalscorer in World Cup history is certainly a great way to show up on the world stage. Jude Bellingham’s curling header from a Luke Shaw cross put the Three Lions on the board. Bukayo Saka would later add two goals en route to the man of the match award while Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish also join the party.

Cody Gakpo ends goalless drought against Senegal

It took 84 minutes, but the deadlock between the Dutch and Senegal opened up in the 84th minute. Rising PSV star Cody Gakpo scored a clutch header past Edouard Mendy who opened the scoring for the Netherlands in a game that could now have serious implications for the second-place nation. Senegal’s late effort to equalize failed, as Davy Klaassen pounced on a loose ball inside the penalty area to make it 2-0 just before the full-time whistle.

Tim Weah scores for USMNT after eight-year drought in the country

USA recorded just one shot on target against Wales in their Group B tie, and it ended in a goal thanks to Tim Weah’s calm finish in a 1v1 situation. It was the country’s first World Cup goal since 2014 after the United States failed to qualify in 2018. But Gareth Bale’s equalizer from a late penalty saw the game end in a 1-1 draw with everything to play for in the final two games of the group stage. .

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