Sunday, 16 December, 2018

England's wonderful World Cup hunt alive and kicking

An England fan soaks up the atmosphere in Samara An England fan soaks up the atmosphere in Samara Credit JULIAN SIMMONDS
Lora Ball | 08 July, 2018, 12:46

And there is so much to love about this new England.

Defender Harry Maguire gave his squad a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute and England never looked back.

It was another typical England set piece and Maguire's first worldwide goal. But they were not alone in standing tall. And there was Kieran Trippier who is a kind of English Cafu with a David Beckham delivery.

And a sense of fun both on and off the pitch.

England promptly cranked up the pressure and pulled further ahead at 59 minutes when a completely unmarked Alli sent a thumping header past Olsen after a first-time cross by Jesse Lingard. We faced a good opponent and we did not get to our best level.

That, in itself, was another sign of progress. It was also their first clean sheet of this edition, helping them avoid the fate of the Belgium team from 1986, who were the last team make the semis without a single clean sheet. That record speaks for itself.

The two sides will enter into the last eight encounter fully aware that victory for either nation will take them a step closer towards World Cup glory.

Sweden rallied in a bid to claw themselves back into the game, introducing former Blue John Guidetti from the bench, but the Scandinavians found Pickford and the England defence in inspired form.

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Empoli fan Francesco is a little more pessimistic about England's chances, but has still admired their work so far. Alli went past Jimmy Greaves, who was 22 years and 103 days old when he scored at the 1962 World Cup .

Even at Wimbledon, the home of lawn tennis, updates of England's goals were spread by fans watching or listening to the match on their cell phones.

In a goalless opening half-hour it was hard work.

England, the 1966 World Cup champion, last reached the semifinals in 1990. It came from a rare moment when they quickened the pace to earn that opportunity.

Ashley Young was lining up for the cornerback more than halfway through the first frame.

Maguire had his first England goal and how they needed that.

The Sweden goalkeeper again frustrated Sterling in the dying embers of the half by thwarting his latest attempt to round him following a fine Jordan Henderson pass. Sure enough, he was - before a ball had even been kicked.

It proved so important. Alli managed to get his head on the feed, slipping it past Olsen for a second time. Performing the moves IRL has become quite the trends, and seeing them outside of the game is a real hoot.

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