England beats Iran in one of the highest scoring WC matches ever

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England beats Iran in one of the highest scoring WC matches ever

England ran out winners over Iran in one of the highest scoring World Cup matches in history.

The Three Lions put on a clinical performance scoring six of their seven shots on target to beat Iran 6-2 in their World Cup opener.

Only 10 other matches in the history of the World Cup have ever seen more goals scored than the 8 in this match.

It was the English youngsters who shone in the game with 19 year old Jude Bellingham and 21 year old Bukayo Saka the standout performers.

Bellingham became England’s second youngest goalscorer in World Cup history when he opened the scoring in the 35th minute with his first ever England goal.

Saka scored twice while Raheem Sterling and substitutes Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish also got on the scoresheet.

Iran goals came in the second half with Mehdi Taremi putting one past Jordan Pickford at his near post after running past Harry Maguire.

The three time Asian Champions were then awarded a penalty in added time which Taremi converted.

The game was significantly longer than usual however with 14 minutes added to the first half after Iran’s goalkeeper was substituted after suffering a concussion.

The second half then saw 10 minutes added time after several injuries and a rash of substitutions interrupted play.

Netherlands will face Senegal in the next match which kicked off at 12 NOON while the Wales face USA at 3PM today.