In this 104th meeting between the two countries, England won 3-0 against Wales with a brace from Marcus Rashford and a tap-in from Phil Foden.
The young duo’s goals were 98 seconds apart in the 50th and 51st minute, with Rashford’s second in the 68th minute, all scored in front of a white wall of ecstatic England fans.
Gareth Southgate’s change to start Rashford and Foden came up trumps for England. His team’s win lands them a match with the runners-up of group A, Senegal, on Sunday evening.
Wales exit the world cup with no wins and one draw. Despite this Wales captain, Gareth Bale, vowed in a post-match interview to continue playing for Wales. He said: “I’ll keep going as long as I can and as long as I’m wanted.”
The Wales star-man was taken off at half-time after just seven touches in the game due to injury.
Southgate commended Rashford for his stellar performance and said: “He’s really been impressive since he came back in with us and he could’ve had a hat-trick.”
After scoring England’s 100th world cup goal, Rashford won Budweiser’s player of the match and refreshed England fans’ hope of bringing it home.