Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka quietly set a new England record with goal vs Senegal

England and Arsenal star Bukayo Saka became the owner of a new record during the former’s latest outing on Sunday night.

Saka, of course, was back in action a short time ago.

As England faced off with African giants Senegal for a spot in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, the Arsenal starlet was afforded a starting berth, alongside Phil Foden and Harry Kane in the Three Lions’ front three.

And Saka, once more, swiftly went about justifying his inclusion.

En route to a comfortable 3-0 triumph, the 21-year-old rounded out the scoring in Al Khor, courtesy of a typically classy left-footed finish:

And, in the process, as alluded to above, Saka secured for himself a special piece of history.

As per statisticians Squakwa, the gifted attacker, against Senegal, became the first player to ever score a goal for England in the knockout rounds of a major tournament, whilst simultaneously playing his club football in north London, with Arsenal.

All associated with the Three Lions will no doubt be hoping for more of the same next weekend, when their side face their biggest test of the Qatar World Cup to date, in a quarter-final showdown with holders France.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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