Published: Thu, July 05, 2018

Jack Butland reveals what England did to help Jordan Pickford save penalty

Jack Butland reveals what England did to help Jordan Pickford save penalty

Eric Dier scored the winning penalty at Moscow's Spartak Stadium after hero goalkeeper Jordan Pickford kept out Carlos Bacca's spotkick with a magnificent left-handed save.

While he would be unlikely to start the fixture against Sweden anyway, manager Gareth Southgate will hope to have the 31-year-old available to provide a different option if things aren't going to plan.

"I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper, I've got that power and agility and I'm very good at penalties".

England players took to social media to celebrate reaching the quarter-finals after beating Colombia after penalty shootout.

Prime Minister Theresa May found it too nerve-wracking to watch the final moments of the England soccer team's nail-biting win over Colombia late on Tuesday (Jul 3) night, her spokesman said.

England players were advised by the Football Association to copy Cristiano Ronaldo when taking penalties during their 2018 World Cup campaign in Russian Federation.

"In life, we always have to believe in what is possible and not be hindered by history or the expectations". England's run in Russian Federation has been unique for several reasons - a capable manager, a team we can actually get behind, an actual victory in a knock-out game - but also for the preponderance of memes.

"Yes, the save [from Uribe] was a top-class save". The young players are showing that, enjoying the tournament, and we are looking forward to preparing for the quarter-final.

Made us sweat but great result great save Jordan Pickford we've won a penalty shootout.

They will now face Victor Lindelof's Sweden in Samara on Saturday afternoon for a place in the semi-final against either Russian Federation or Croatia.

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