The third game of the tournament was going to be a tough act to follow after England’s 6 goal masterclass against Iran.
After a very underwhelming 84 minutes Cody Gakpo delivered the long-awaited breakthrough.
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong passed a fantastic cross which Gakpo meet just ahead of Edouard Mendy and headed the ball into the back of the net.
Dutch youngster Gakpo has already been tipped as one to watch for the tournament after being involved in four goals in his last four international appearances.
Senegal finally started a show of urgency, but it was not enough as Davy Klaasen fired in the final ball of the game to the back of the net to secure the Dutch the win.
The former Everton player’s 99th minute goal makes World Cup history as the latest goal ever scored at a World Cup.
The bad news for Senegal kept on coming as Cheikhou Kouyate was loaded onto a stretcher and carried off. The Nottingham Forest player went up for an aerial challenge but landed awkwardly.
This was the Netherlands first World Cup game since 2014, with keeper Andries Noppert making his international debut.
The Netherlands take the three points and go top of Group A alongside Ecuador.