England v Wales: World Cup 2022 LIVE

World Cup survival is on the line for both teams tonight.
World Cup survival is on the line for both teams tonight.

Only a four-goal defeat to Wales would see England knocked out and take Robert Page’s side through as the home nations meet at a World Cup for the first time

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Gareth Southgate has unveiled a smattering of changes to his England side to take on Wales in their final group stage game.

Having stuck with the same team for the opening two Group B matches, Southgate brought Phil Foden, Marcus Rashford, Jordan Henderson and Kyle Walker into the starting XI at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.

Only a four-goal defeat to Wales would see England knocked out and take Robert Page’s side through as the home nations meet at a World Cup for the first time.

Captain Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey both started for Wales after suggestions that one or either could be dropped to the bench.

Danny Ward started in goal with Wayne Hennessey serving a suspension following his red card in Friday’s 2-0 defeat to Iran.

Marcus Rashford celebrates with Jordan Henderson and Phil Foden.
Marcus Rashford celebrates with Jordan Henderson and Phil Foden.

Joe Allen came in for Harry Wilson, the Swansea midfielder possibly lining up alongside Ethan Ampadu in a changed formation of 4-3-3 or 4-2-1-3.

All 22 players took the knee ahead of kick-off as Wales joined their English counterparts in the pre-match anti-discrimination stance.

45 - Welsh talisman Gareth Bale did not emerge for the second half, being replaced by Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson.

50' - Marcus Rashford gave England the lead early into the second half with a free kick.

52 - Phil Foden doubled England's lead with a close range finish.

67 - Marcus Rashford cut inside from the right before striking through Matt Ward's legs to give England a 3-0 lead.

England would comfortably see out the remaining minutes, John Stones passing up a fine chance to score a fourth.

The 3-0 win saw England progress as Group B winners, with Wales finishing bottom with just one point and one goal from their three games.