13 things we loved on day 20: England, England, England & England

Quick Reads

Tottenham, Everton and Manchester United players all grabbed our attention on day 20 of the World Cup.

England won their first knockout match for 12 years and their first World Cup penalty shootout ever against Colombia on Tuesday, and will face Sweden, who beat Switzerland 1-0, in the quarter-finals.

Weโ€™ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch from day 20 of this fascinating World Cup.

Eric Dier

Imagine having the nerve. We wouldn’t.

Jordan Pickford

If only he was tall enough.

Eric Dier

Not the only one of us who didn’t even have a clue how to celebrate.

Ian Wright

Just. Yeah.

Jesse Lingard

It is Jesse, it is.

Jordan Pickford

If the equaliser was cruel to any one man in particular, it was Pickford, coming straight after this wonder-save.

Gareth Southgate

If any man deserved it.

Alan Shearer


Ross Kemp

We f*cking love them too, Ross.

Harry Maguire

It is, to be fair.

Kyle Walker

Poor lad. But brilliant.

Chris Kamara

Good effort, Kammy.

Danny Murphy

At least England didn’t lose, otherwise it would have *all* been on Danny.

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