Ian Wright celebrates wildly during England's victory over Wales

Ian Wright celebrates wildly as England score their second goal in two minutes during emphatic victory over Wales… as Welsh pundit and Euro 2016 legend Hal Robson-Kanu sits next to him in silence

  • England beat Wales 3-0 to secure top spot and send their rivals home
  • Marcus Rashford scored twice either side of a goal from Phil Foden
  • Pundits Ian Wright and Hal Robson-Kanu were watching the game together
  • As former players of both teams their emotions couldn’t have contrasted more  

Ian Wright couldn’t contain his excitement as England blew Wales away to secure top spot in Group B and his emotions couldn’t have contrasted more with that of fellow pundit Hal Robson-Kanu.

Marcus Rashford bagged a brace either side of a Phil Foden strike as England came to life in the second half and got the country excited again.

Former England striker Wright was filmed pumping his fists in delight in the media section as ex-Wales star as a crushed Robson-Kanu sat next to him in silence. 

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Rashford’s brilliant brace helped England reach the knockout phase as group winners and brought Wales’ first World Cup appearance since 1958 to an end.

Welsh hopes of progressing were hanging by a thread heading into a Group B finale in which Gareth Southgate’s men only needed to avoid a four-goal loss to progress to the last 16.

The 104th meeting of the old foes was the first to be played at a World Cup and England comprehensively won Tuesday’s clash 3-0 in the desert as Phil Foden scored either side of Rashford’s fine goals.

The reward is a last-16 meeting with Senegal on Sunday, by which point Robert Page’s side will have long since left Qatar after their first appearance on the world stage in 64 years ended in frustration.

Marcus Rashford was the star of the show as England secured top spot in their group

Wales’ draw with the United States and heart-breaking late loss to Iran meant they faced an uphill battle against their neighbours, who controlled a lifeless first half without creating too many clear-cut chances.

Chesney Hawkes’ surprising half-time appearance was the most entertaining moment of the evening until the 50th minute, when Rashford stepped up to score a stupendous free-kick.

But it was not to be his one and only goal in Al Rayyan.

Foden turned home a fine Harry Kane cross within two minutes of the opener, before Rashford ended a mazy run by finishing through back-up goalkeeper Danny Ward’s legs.

The 25-year-old, making his first England start since June 2021, left to a standing ovation when he was substituted late on.

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