England make it to first semi-final in 28 years

England make it to first semi-final in 28 years

Rather, in this case, a dual celebration - of the happy union and England winning the match thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli. "We looked like we controlled the game".

England's deep run also is a surprise. Not even the England side from the early 21st century, containing stars like Beckham, Steven Gerrard and a young Wayne Rooney, ever got this far at a major tournament.

England crowned another goalscoring hero named Harry on Saturday, but it was Maguire, not Kane, who helped the Three Lions into the last four of a World Cup for the first time in a generation.

But the performances of Gareth Southgate's young lineup in Russian Federation are being celebrated wildly back home.

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"I know the fans here are enjoying it", Kane said.

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For a long time, England fans have struggled to identify with the players pulling on the shirt and representing their nation.

Maguire met up with the same group after the win over Panama, recreating the photo, and those same pals will have been delighted to see him net his first worldwide goal.

A fine cross from the left found Berg at the far post, with his powerful header forcing an outstanding one-handed stop out of Pickford. At 22, Alli became the second-youngest scorer for England at a World Cup behind Michael Owen.

Viktor Claesson's hopeful effort from distance was the best rudimentary Sweden managed in a scrappy opening, but the Three Lions were doing little better as Alli overhit a through ball after snatching possession off over-confident Emil Krafth. "We worked on that in practice". And for the Swedes - they were sent home. For the first half-an-hour or so we had things under control until they get that corner and they score, 1-0, and that sets us back behind a team playing a five-man defence. It came from a rare moment when they quickened the pace to earn that opportunity. Congratulations to both the team and the coach. "I felt that we had the match in our hands".

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was notably called into action early in the second half when he saved Marcus Berg's header.

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