Jordan Pickford grew to become the England goalkeeper with the longest spell with out conceding a aim on Wednesday, narrowly breaking a document stretching again to the Three Lions’ triumphant 1966 World Cup marketing campaign.
The goalkeeper surpassed Gordon Banks’s milestone of 720 minutes throughout England’s EURO 2020 semifinal victory over Denmark, because it reached its first main match remaining since 1966 with a 2-1 win after further time.
Six minutes later, Mikkel Damsgaard’s ferocious free kick flew previous Pickford to finish his run, however England turned the sport round to arrange a remaining towards Italy on Sunday.
It was the primary aim England had conceded on the Euros, very similar to in 1966, when the staff saved clear sheets in each recreation till the semifinal stage.
Damsgaard’s very good strike was additionally the primary aim England conceded in all competitions since March, a run of 691 minutes.
Pickford’s landmark second got here in his most unsure efficiency of the match, the Everton participant trying nervy at instances with poor distribution and determination making.
Nonetheless, he’s already assured to select up the EURO 2020 “Golden Glove” award, as he has 5 clear sheets to his identify.
That document can’t be matched or crushed by every other goalkeeper — his closest rival, Gianluigi Donnarumma of Italy, has three clear sheets.