Midfielder Jude Bellingham led England’s march of the youth brigade with two brilliant runs, first assisting Jordan Henderson for the opening goal in the 39th minute that eased Senegal’s pressure on their own goal. Skipper Harry Kane with the last touch in first half added time made it 2-0 before Bukayo Saka steered home the third in the 57th minute.
Senegal had themselves to blame in their bid to repeat their quarterfinals run in the 2002 World Cup, giving away the ball in the midfield and paying the price for not closely marking the immensely talented England midfield and frontline.
The African side, missing their injured talisman Sadio Mane, had five in the starting line-up who play in the Premier League. But England carried too much pace and guile, which allowed coach Gareth Southgate to rotate players and still maintain control till the final whistle.