Jordan Pickford breaks 55-year England record during Denmark clash

Jordan Pickford broke a 55-year England record originally set by Gordon Banks during the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark last night.

The Three Lions stopper extended his run without conceding an international goal to 725 minutes – breaking Banks’ record of 720 minutes.

Banks set the original record during the World Cup of 1966, finally conceding in England’s 2-1 semi-final win over Portugal.

Coincidentally, Pickford also conceded in the 2-1 semi-final win over Denmark last night.

Prior to the game, he had kept five clean sheets at Euro 2020, equalling the record set by Iker Casillas for the most clean sheets at a single European Championships.

Danish winger Mikkel Damsgaard was the first player to beat Pickford in the tournament, scoring a free kick in the 30th minute last night.

That was also the first time England have conceded in all competitions.

The streak stretches back to March when Poland’s Jakob Moder scored past Nick Pope in a World Cup qualifier.

England would go on to equalise through Simon Kjaer’s own goal, before Harry Kane’s goal in extra time gave them a 2-1 advantage that they would maintain until the final whistle.

After the game, Pickford posted to his Instagram page: “So proud to be part of this team! Good times never seemed so good!”

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In addition to his new record, Pickford is guaranteed to end the Euros as the goalkeeper with the highest number of clean sheets.

His five clean sheets cannot be matched by any other stopper in the tournament. Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma – the only other starting goalkeeper still in the tournament – has recorded three.

The Euro 2020 final between Italy and England takes place on July 11 at Wembley at 8pm.

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