World Cup data dive: Kane matches Beckham as Van Gaal reaches double figures

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The first two groups drew to a conclusion on what proved to be another dramatic day at the 2022 World Cup.

The Netherlands and Senegal progressed from Group A, with Ecuador joining host nation Qatar in exiting the competition.

Meanwhile, England topped Group B ahead of the United States, who took second place at the expense of Iran, as Wales' first World Cup appearance in 64 years came to an end.

Here, Stats Perform delves into the Opta data to share some of the key facts and figures from Tuesday's action.

England 3-0 Wales: Rashford matches Charlton as Kane levels with Beckham

The Three Lions finished top of their World Cup group for the first time since 2006 following a commanding win over Wales.

Marcus Rashford's double saw him become the first Manchester United player to score three goals at a major tournament for England since Bobby Charlton at the 1966 World Cup.

The forward opened the scoring with a direct free-kick - his nation's first in the World Cup group stages since David Beckham's effort against Colombia 24 years ago.

Speaking of Beckham, Harry Kane became the first England player to match his tally of three assists from the 2002 finals, with the skipper putting the ball on a plate for Phil Foden to make it 2-0.

Netherlands 2-0 Qatar: Van Gaal reaches double figures as Gakpo matches Sneijder

The Oranje have now progressed from their first-round group in all nine attempts, the best 100 per cent opening-group record by any nation at the World Cup.

Cody Gakpo opened the scoring as he became the first Netherlands player to score in each of his first three World Cup matches, and second to score with his left foot, right foot and head in a single edition after Wesley Sneijder in 2010.

The PSV winger is also only the second player to break the deadlock three times in the same group stage, after Alessandro Altobelli for Italy in 1986.

Frenkie de Jong's first international goal in 1,180 days sealed victory for Louis van Gaal, who has now managed 10 World Cup games without losing in normal time (his only defeat coming via penalties in the 2014 semi-finals) - the highest tally for a manager without defeat in the finals.

As for Qatar, they become the first individual host nation to lose three matches at a single finals.

Iran 0-1 USA: The joy of six for the Stars and Stripes

It was only the second time the United States named no MLS players in their starting XI for a competitive match since the league began in 1996, with the other occasion being their 2011 Gold Cup clash with Jamaica.

That included Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah, who became the second USA player to appear in a major tournament on his birthday after Gregg Berhalter did so against Mexico at the 1999 Confederations Cup.

Christian Pulisic's strike sealed the points. The Chelsea forward became the first American to be directly involved in two consecutive World Cup goals since Landon Donovan in 2010.

Recording successive clean sheets at the finals for the first time since 1930, the Stars and Stripes have now advanced to the knockout rounds in all six World Cups in which they have avoided defeat in their opening match.

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Ecuador 1-2 Senegal: Cisse's side end South American hoodoo

Senegal edged out Ecuador to take second place in Group A, while ending Africa's 32-year wait for such a victory.

Indeed, you must go back to Cameroon's win over Colombia in 1990 for the last time an African nation defeated a South American opponent at the finals, stretching back 21 matches.

Meanwhile, Aliou Cisse's side became only the third African team to reach the World Cup knockout phase in at least two different editions.

The Lions of Teranga followed in the footsteps of Nigeria (1994, 1998 and 2014), and Ghana (2006 and 2010).