Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Jordan Pickford, England's flying superhero, deserves his moment

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"For sure, going to extra-time I'm pleased we did what we did in the Belgium game even more because I think it's an accumulation of fatigue making things more hard".

Fresh from qualifying for the semi-finals, Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has sought to end the semi-proxy-quarrel now percolating between he and Jordan Pickford.

In the second round he made an astonishing save in stoppage time to push clear a 35-metre pile-driver by Colombia's Mateus Uribe that was heading for the top corner.

The Three Lions broke with tradition on Tuesday to seal progress from the last 16 at the expense of Colombia on penalties after a hard-fought 1-1 draw over 120 minutes was followed by a remarkable shootout triumph.

However, after helping Belgium to knock out World Cup favourites Brazil in the quarter-finals, Courtois stressed he did not mock Pickford.

To win in such a manner only served to further England fans' belief that "Football's Coming Home" - but there is one man determined to stop that particular reunion.

Former Tottenham striker Mido believes that Kyle Walker should be dropped for the upcoming quarter final against Sweden, and replaced by Spurs defensive midfielder Eric Dier.

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Johnson was asked by reporters in a conference call if the president was aware of the planned protests and Trump balloon. Later that evening, he will attend the Blenheim Palace dinner with First Lady Melania Trump .

"I'm just delighted that we got through and hopefully we can keep building and keep going on".

"To get knocked down like we did is hard to come back from". But we knew what we had to do and we stayed calm.

"His athleticism around the goal is excellent and, again, he executed the plan in the penalty shootout".

"Darlington can't take much credit for where he is now but we handed him the opportunity and he passed it with flying colours".

"While you're waiting to take it it's nerve-wrecking but when I went up I was quite calm".

He added: "I really like it that Trent got his first cap before the World Cup and then played in a [tournament] game - I've waited 51 years for that!" If they reach the semi-final you can be sure the fans will be re-watching the highlights for years to come. Southgate said that his group of players had "created their own history".

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