David Moyes backs Jordan Pickford for England role

Eric Dier scored the winning penalty at Moscow's Spartak Stadium after hero goalkeeper Jordan Pickford kept out Carlos Bacca's spotkick with a magnificent left-handed save.

An increasingly confident Sweden are relishing the prospect of a World Cup quarter-final clash against England after displaying the best of their battling qualities in a 1-0 win over Switzerland in Tuesday's Round of 16 tie.

England striker Harry Kane has been named the Budweiser Man of Tuesday's round of 16 clash between England and Colombia at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. We've ticked one of the boxes so far. "I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper but I've got the power and agility to help get around the goal and I'm very good at it".

GARETH SOUTHGATE's fearless young England side defied expectations again last night - by winning on penalties.

"It is all about the set position and I got a hand to it". "We knew Bacca was maybe a bit of weak link on the penalties from watching his previous ones", said Pickford.

That was cited as the reason why Vardy, who takes penalties for his club, didn't step up during the shoot-out, which England won 4-3 after a 1-1 draw.

And the versatile England global hailed Pickford after his heroics helped to extend England's stay at Russian Federation 2018. "I've never been in a stuation like that before, but I felt like I had to score with the header I missed at the end", Dier added to ITV.

"Incredible. He's a fantastic goalkeeper, fantastic attitude and he deserves everything".

"His attitude is brilliant and he's been brilliant in training and taken it into the game".

The match eventually went to penalties and Vardy was expected to take one after Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jordan Henderson and Kieran Trippier.

"To get knocked down like we did, it's hard to come back from that, but we were ready, we stayed calm, stuck to our plan and never panicked".

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