England beat Iran 6-2 in a robust begin to the World Cup

England beat Iran 6-2 on Monday in an emphatic World Cup opener thanks to 2 objectives from Bukayo Saka and objectives from Jude Bellingham and Raheem Sterling, earlier than substitutes Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish rounded off the sport.

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England had come near taking the lead within the Group B opener, with Harry Maguire hitting the crossbar, earlier than Bellingham, 19, headed in a Luke Shaw cross within the thirty fifth minute.

Eight minutes later, England doubled their lead when Maguire rose highest from a nook to beat Saka to attain.

Sterling tapped in a cross from captain Harry Kane in first-half stoppage time earlier than Saka flustered Iran’s protection to make it 4-0 within the 62nd minute. Mehdi Taremi lowered the hole for Iran three minutes later however Rashford made it 5-1 and Grealish, who additionally got here off the bench, scored England’s sixth.

Taremi scored a comfort second aim for Iran from the penalty spot within the dying seconds.


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