Such was the drama, such was the speed at which everything was happening in tonight's exhilarating match between England and Colombia, that the most brilliant piece of skill, got the least amount of time.
I am of course referencing Jordan Pickford's save at the end of the second half when the Everton stopper produced a world class save when he tipped Uribe's goal bound shot over the bar:
Pickford with a brilliant save pic.twitter.com/hSICV7hFe1
— LFC Podcasting Couch (@LFCCouch) July 3, 2018
#Pickford save from inside goal angle pic.twitter.com/352SZJQOFm
— Keith Dunne (@dunne109) July 3, 2018
Pickford did have some of the sheen taken off his magnificent stop by the fact that Yerry Mina equalised fro the resulting corner but the save should still get the plaudits it deserved, RTE pundit Liam Brady calling it one of the best he has ever witnessed.
The young keeper would go on to make another crucial intervention when the game went to penalties, pulling out another top drawer stop from Carlos Bacca, setting up Eric Dier to send England to the quarters.
England win from penalties for the first time in World Cup history. Brilliant save from Pickford put them on course pic.twitter.com/QxLxSzqe4G
— Nabeel Hashmi (@iNabeelHashmi) July 3, 2018
The Everton goalkeeper will be the toast of England tonight as the Three Lions look to a quarter final tie with Sweden. pickford save