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Everton star Jordan Pickford silences many doubters with England heroics


Everton star Jordan Pickford silences many doubters with England heroics

England beat Colombia on penalties with Everton star Jordan Pickford a hero.

England are through to the World cup quarter-finals after winning a penalty shoot-out against Colombia. A penalty from Harry Kane had England ahead before a final minute header from Yerry Mina took the game to extra-time.

For one man it was a wonderful moment. Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was the hero in a week where he has been under scrutiny.

He did not cover himself in glory against Belgium in the final game of the group stage and afterward was bizarrely criticised by fellow stopper Thibaut Courtois.

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It had some England fans wondering if the Everton man should be the number one. Nobody will be thinking that tonight.

He was unfortunate that his incredible save in the final minute of the game did not win England the game then.

However, the Everton man’s stunning save from Carlos Bacca gave England a famous first World Cup penalty shoot-out win.

Pickford is very popular at Everton but is still young and growing. A moment like this from the young man can go down in history as one of his finest moments.

Everton fans will be delighted he has gone some way toward silencing the doubters. England fans, as a whole, will hope it continues.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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