England vs. Sweden final score, recap

Angelo Anderson
July 8, 2018

Hurst was just one of a host of former England greats to praise the team.

The two sides will enter into the last eight encounter fully aware that victory for either nation will take them a step closer towards World Cup glory.

The surprising run in Russian Federation is being fuelled by goals from set pieces, and there was another against Sweden when Maguire headed in a corner from Ashley Young in the 30th minute.

Centre-back Harry Maguire rises highest to power home a header from a corner and England lead Sweden 1-0 in their World Cup quarter-final.

Far more fancied England sides had failed to reach the last four in the past but Gareth Southgate's young squad powered on as they continued to make a mockery of dampened pre-tournament expectations with another impressive display in Russian Federation.


England have scored 11 goals in a World Cup tournament for only the second time, also doing so in their victorious year of 1966.

Alli is the second youngest player to score for England at the World Cup (22y 87d), behind only Michael Owen (18y 190d against Romania in 1998).

Maguire opened the scoring in the 30th minute at the Samara Arena and Alli doubled the lead after the break as Gareth Southgate's young squad continued to defy dampened pre-tournament expectations with another confident display.

Viktor Claesson drilled over for Sweden early on with an ambitious attempt from distance, while Harry Kane, the tournament's leading scorer with six goals, dragged wide after a penetrating run by Raheem Sterling. That helped them win a two-leg playoff against Italy to get to the World Cup, top a group containing Germany, and then beat Switzerland in the round of 16. It was a sign of what was to come - direct balls, long throws, pressing - but those basic tactics didn't trouble England.

Sweden had reached the quarter-finals by making life hard for supposedly superior opposition and it was easy to see why after a dour opening when England looked incapable of stringing passes together against their hardworking opponents.

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