UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE Pickford’s penalty helps England beat Switzerland 5-6 on penalties


Jordan Pickford was England’s penalty-kick hero as they beat Switzerland on penalties to finish third in the Uefa Nations League.

The Everton goalkeeper’s acrobatic save helped seal the win after the first 11 penalties in the shootout were scored – having stepped forward to hammer home England’s fifth with style.

The Three Lions’ victory gave them a small measure of consolation after they lost their semi-final to the Netherlands and it was deserved after they created all the best opportunities in a predictably low-key affair.

Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling hit the woodwork, Swiss keeper Yann Sommer saved superbly from Dele Alli and Callum Wilson had a goal ruled out by VAR.