Saka replaces Rashford in starting lineup as England take on Senegal
4th December 2022

Marcus Rashford is DROPPED for England’s World Cup last-16 clash with Senegal – and replaced by Bukayo Saka in a shock call from Gareth Southgate – but Phil Foden keeps his place

  • Bukayo Saka is back in the starting lineup for England’s game against Senegal 
  • The winger was on the bench against Wales but starts in the last-16 clash
  • Phil Foden starts but Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling are on the bench
  • Rashford is a substitute despite scoring a brace in England’s win against Wales
  • Click here for the latest World Cup 2022 news, fixtures, live action and results

Bukayo Saka is back in the England starting lineup in place of Marcus Rashford for the World Cup last 16 clash against Senegal. 

Arsenal winger Saka was on the bench for the victory against Wales but starts as England look to make it through to the last eight. 

Saka scored a brace when England started their World Cup campaign with a 6-2 win against Iran and was also involved from the outset in the goalless draw with the United States.

Marcus Rashford is on the bench for England against Senegal despite his brace versus Wales

Bukayo Saka is back in the England starting lineup for their last-16 clash against Senegal

Rashford is on the bench despite impressing against Wales as he scored a brace.

There is a start for Phil Foden, but Raheem Sterling is on the bench.  

England manager Gareth Southgate faced some major selection dilemmas ahead of the game

Phil Foden, who scored his first World Cup goal against Wales, is in the starting lineup

Raheem Sterling is amongst the substitutes for England’s game against Senegal

England boss Southgate faced some incredibly difficult decisions ahead of naming his team for this fixture.

The wide options available to Southgate, including Saka, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish, are evidence of the strength in depth that England have in that area of the pitch.

In midfield there are also a host of options available to Southgate, including Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount and James Maddison.  

Maddison, Conor Gallagher and Conor Coady are the only outfield players who haven’t played a single minute for England at the tournament so far. 

Ben White has returned to England due to a personal issue.  

This is the first ever meeting between England and Senegal, with the winners to take on either France or Poland in the quarter-finals.  




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