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One England player 'refused to celebrate' penalty shootout win as telling reaction spotted

One England player 'refused to celebrate' penalty shootout win as telling reaction spotted

An England player did not immediately celebrate the penalty shoot-out triumph against Switzerland.

One England player appeared to initially refuse to celebrate the penalty shoot-out win over Switzerland.

Following a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes of action, the Three Lions emerged victorious via spot-kicks in Dusseldorf.

Cole Palmer, Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, Ivan Toney and Trent Alexander-Arnold all kept their cool to convert past Yann Sommer.

Helped by a water bottle containing key information on takers, Jordan Pickford made a superb save to deny Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji and ultimately set up a semi final showdown with the Netherlands on Wednesday.

Alexander-Arnold scored the winning spot-kick and sparked incredible scenes behind the goal.

Players quickly rushed over to the Liverpool star but one player refrained from doing so.

Images shared online showed Luke Shaw showing his class after Alexander-Arnold made no mistake from the spot.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Instead of sprinting over along with his teammates, the Manchester United defender's first thought was to go over to the Swiss players and console the likes of Granit Xhaka and Akanji.

According to the Daily Express, Shaw attempted to shake hands with as many opposition players as possible.

Image: X/@Jonny_Singer
Image: X/@Jonny_Singer

He did then join the rest of the players and was seen embracing Pickford.

Having been out of action since February due to a hamstring injury, the Southampton youth product made his first appearance of Euro 2024 after entering the fray in the 78th minute.

His selection for the tournament was seen as a major gamble by fans and many viewed it as a pointless call after he missed a number of training sessions and matches.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

But Shaw managed more than half an hour on Saturday and gave the team a new type of balance on the left side of the backline.

And Frank Lampard believes Shaw, scorer in the Euro 2020 final, will get the nod for the semi final.

Speaking on BBC One, Lampard said: "If Luke Shaw is fit, he starts. He’s Gareth’s man. If he’s fit, I would play him for the balance of the team.”

Featured Image Credit: BBC & Getty

Topics: England, Euro 2024, Switzerland, Luke Shaw, Gareth Southgate

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