Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

Dele, Maguire head England into first semi-final in 28 years

If you were Gareth Southgate who would you pick to face Sweden If you were Gareth Southgate who would you pick to face Sweden
Chelsea Rogers | 10 July, 2018, 10:20

England's World Cup dream remains well and truly alive, as the Three Lions roared into the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years with a 2-0 triumph over Sweden.

Sweden last made it to the semifinals in 1994.

Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli helped secure the win over the Swedes.

The second goal scored by Dele Alli sealed it for England, it was another header, this time from the Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder.

"YEEESS!" cries The Sun on Sunday while the Sunday Mirror proclaim the Leicester defender, whose first global goal set England on their way to victory, and his team-mate as "Semi-gods".

At the start of his tenure in 2016, Southgate realized he had to deliver an important message to his players: Any success with England will be greater than anything achieved with their clubs.

The forward-pressing Swedes, clearly getting exhausted, left enough holes in the back to keep the England strikers in the game but Sterling and substitute Fabian Delph failed to show enough interest to vie for the ball as a rebound came their way with minutes to play for.

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Coming home? England fans whoop it up in London after the match.

"We are aware of a small group of fans celebrating the match result in one of our stores", the statement said.

Neither Dejan Lovren nor Domagoj Vida have pace and Sterling running in behind them could be key to England winning the semi-final while Kane has the physical ability to deal with them and the nous to drop off if he has to, as he also did against Colombia. "And I think we have a crew of about 30". "The fans at home, I'm sure we'll see some videos tonight of them enjoying it".

Sterling's movement was very good, though, causing Sweden's slow defense problems throughout.

Virtually from kickoff, Sweden sent long passes forward to tall striker Ola Toivonen and looked for a flick-on. It's a chance to clamber onto traffic lights, fling beer in the air and toast the success of the footballers in an outpouring of delirium not witnessed across England since the last century.

But Andersson said his team was just not good enough to beat Gareth Southgate's men, stating that his players tried their best "to even reach the competition's last eight stage".

"We know where we are, we're having success because everybody is working so hard", Southgate said, after joining Alf Ramsey and Bobby Robson as just the third manager to guide England to the World Cup semi-finals.

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