England must cash in on favourable hand says Southgate

Tanya Cunningham
July 6, 2018

Viewing figures for England's World Cup quarter final against Sweden may set records after last night's nail-biting penalty shoot out attracted the biggest TV audience since 2012.

It was then for Pickford to be the hero, making a miraculous one-handed stop to thwart Carlos Bacca - and Dier struck the winning penalty to send the nation wild.

Eric Dier is mobbed by Gareth Southgate's "roaring" lions.

"It was a night when I knew we were going to get over the line".

"We have got to check a couple".

Five months later and Southgate is two games away from getting England into the finals.

In a recent interview with the BBC, the team's captain, Harry Kane, revealed that him and the team are enjoying playing "more Fortnite than ever" while at the competition, and we believe the results speak for themselves!

"Tonight was a classic example".

"It's on at the weekend, it's in the middle of the day, and while that could mean figures go either way, people are more likely to be at home to turn the football on", Mr Aquilina said.

He reserved special praise for Pickford.

The 43-year-old comedian said: "I'm naked".

"He's really athletic around the goal, he is excellent and he executed the plan in the penalty shootout".

England now face Sweden in the quarter-finals in Samara at 3pm United Kingdom time on Saturday.

"That hasn't been good for us".

"A special moment but now I'm thinking about Sweden", added Southgate, whose penalty miss saw England lose to Germany in the Euro '96 semi-finals at Wembley. For some I think it's just cramp and some need more assessment.

Colombia manager Jose Pekerman accused England's players of faking fouls while Jose Mourinho said he was surprised by the "exaggeration on theatre by the players".

The party starts from 1pm and there's plenty of pre-and post match entertainment with "The Guards" performing live from 1.30pm plus Heart FM's very own Kev Lawrenceand resident DJ Alessandro Vacca.

"I think we've learned a lot from the game so hopefully we can take it in to the next one".

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