Thibaut Courtois mocks Jordan Pickford after Belgium beat England

Mae Harvey
July 4, 2018

After a 1-1 draw in Moscow, Jordan Henderson saw his spot-kick saved by David Ospina, but England came from behind thanks to misses from Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca.

Fellow former Three Lions star Alan Shearer simply said: "Yesssssssss boys yeeesss yes yes #RUSSIA_2018 @England".

"I've got that power and agility to get around the goal", Pickford said. "We know obviously in the past England haven't done great and it was great to get that one off our back".

"England win on penalties - yes really" - Sun Sport call it 'The headline we have waited a lifetime to write'.

Millions of fans watching across the country erupted in utter delight after a brilliant one-handed save by goalie Jordan Pickford and a cool finish by Eric Dier sealed victory.

England have made it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup - but just how tough will Sweden be in the next round? Three clean sheets in four matches underlines their organisation and discipline - although they will be without suspended defender Mikael Lustig against England. I'm sorry, I can't stand such shit people. "We had a fair feeling - [Radamel] Falcao was the only one who didn't go the way we thought".

The curse has been broken.

"Being an England supporter, I was a bit nervous because we've never been any good at penalties", pub worker Garry Brookes told AFP as he charged out into the beer garden during the post-match chaos.

"I know they weren't happy before this match because there were lots of remarks - many unfounded comments - so I don't think this is fair", he said.

England are now joint second favourites alongside France to win the tournament at just 4/1, according bookmakers Ladbrokes.

Harry Kane is now a 2/7 shot with the bookies to claim the Golden Boot in Russian Federation and Tottenham's finest is a 5/1 shot to score two or more against Sweden.

Jessica Bridge, of Ladbrokes, said: "We might as well hand over the keys to the company now".

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