England Goalkeeper Pickford Hits Back At Courtois After Penalty Heroics

Wilmar Barrios headbutt Jordan Henderson

Once it all calmed down, the players went to meet the fans. Despite it not being his natural position, Walker has had a number of steady performances, his pace proving invaluable for the England back line.

'This team wants to win every game.

The Colombians really haven't taken to losing on penalties against England in the knockout stages of the World Cup very well at all.

Ian Wright the BBC pundit, mentioned how even when Jordan Henderson missed his kick, he still believed England would come out on tops and it's hard not to see why.

'I'm already thinking about the next game, ' he said in the aftermath of the last-16 success.

"Pickford, for me, is the sort of prototype of what a modern goalkeeper should be", he said.

Captain Radamel Falcao and coach Jose Pekerman led the team's response as they clapped and waved to the fans gathered in their wake.

This thing about Jordan, I want to say and clarify, because I heard a lot of stuff, I never mocked his height, I want to make that clear because I would never mock a height of a goalkeeper.

Plenty of them were not even born when England last made a World Cup final four, as goalkeeper Jordan Pickford - who made two awesome saves to keep the Swedes at bay - told a reporter on the pitch in Samara.

Eric Dier's winning penalty against Colombia secured their first ever World Cup penalties victory and Southgate's men went to 8/1 from 9/1 on Friday to go all the way against Sweden as well. No I didn't. Your technique is usually sound as a penalty taker, it is all about your temperament for me. The young players are showing that, enjoying the tournament, and we are looking forward to preparing for the quarter-final.

England face Sweden in Sochi on Saturday which gives sub-editors three more days to think up the next round of headlines: be prepared for some references to the Vikings.

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