WORLD CUP: England beat Sweden to reach semis

( Harry Maguire and Dele Alli were the goal heroes as England saw off Sweden to make the World Cup semi-finals.

The Leicester defender powered in a header from a corner after half an hour to send fans across the country back home delirious.

Alli buried another header in the 59th minute to make it 2-0 as England continued to dominate.

Gareth Southgate’s men were also indebted to Everton keeper Jordan Pickford who pulled off a string of superb saves to preserve the Three Lions’ lead.

First he kept out a powerful header from Sweden striker Marcus Berg, a minute after the break. Then he denied midfielder Viktor Claesen who looked certain to score in the 61st minute and, ten minutes later, he pushed a header from Berg over the bar.

England play Croatia in the semifinal on Wednesday.