Henderson, Kane give England 2-0 lead over Senegal at halftime

England's Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates at the FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16 match of England v Senegal at the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar on 4 December, 2022Reuters

England midfielder Jordan Henderson and captain Harry Kane both scored just before the break to secure a 2-0 halftime lead in the FIFA World Cup last-16 clash against Senegal on Sunday.

The first goal in the 38th minute by Henderson came from England's first dangerous attack of a game that took time to warm up and striker Kane was at his deadly best to add a second with the final kick of the half.

England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal

Speedy Senegal striker Boulaye Dia, who looked dangerous on the counter, came closest for the African side when he brought out a sharp one-handed save from Jordan Pickford after England's defence carelessly gave the ball away just past the half-hour.

The two sides are battling to set up a quarter-final clash against holders France, who beat Poland 3-1 earlier on Sunday.