England beat Sweden to reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years

England beat Sweden to reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli have headed England into their first World Cupsemi-final in 28 years, scoring either side of half-time to dispatch Sweden 2-0 in their Samara quarter-final, The Guardian reports.

Maguire scored the opener off England’s first corner of the match, the Leicester defender powering home Ashley Young’s delivery in the 30th minute. Alli then nodded home in the 59th minute after Jesse Lingard floated a delightful cross towards the back post.

Sweden cut England open at the back in the 71st minute, a flicked header and a skiddy cross enough to take advantage of tiring legs. Berg collected the ball slightly behind him but turned to whip a shot at goal from eight yards. Pickford may have been unsighted by Maguire but reached high to tip the ball over.

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