Marcus Rashford’s superb brace and Phil Foden’s strike send England into the last 16 of the World Cup as Group B winners, where they face Senegal on Sunday December.
It was the first time that British teams had met at a World Cup and the occasion was always going to be heavy on a particular kind of tribalism. Noisy neighbours? It had felt that England considered Wales as such during the build-up and not only because of the notorious Euro 2016 gloating video.
“They have additional motivation to play against England – from what they are saying,” Southgate said, pointedly, on Monday. His team would do their talking on the pitch, although they would have to bide their time.
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