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.
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.