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Harry Maguire Was Called Slabhead On National News After Goal Vs Ukraine

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Harry Maguire Was Called Slabhead On National News After Goal Vs Ukraine

SlabheadMania is sweeping the nation once again, with a news reporter even referring to Harry Maguire by his famous nickname following his goal on Saturday night.

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At the World Cup in 2018 a nation fell in love with Maguire as his stern head and the back and at the front for England helped Gareth Southgate's side reach a first World Cup semi-final since 1990, earning him his Slabhead nickname.

There's been some tough times for the centre back in the intervening years and injury nearly stopped him from playing at Euro 2020.

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He has been in imperious form since returning to the side in the final group game against Czech Republic, and having a great game against Germany, and against Ukraine in the quarter final he was back in goalscoring form.

Maguire headed home England's second, just a minute after the half-time break, getting on the end of Luke Shaw's free kick. Following the performance, the reporter on BBC News even referred to the 28-year-old by the nickname.

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Back in 2018, Maguire revealed that then Leicester City and England teammate Jamie Vardy had given him the nickname, in reference to the size of his head.

Whilst it might not be the most complimentary nickname it certainly is said with nothing but love when the fans use it.

As well as becoming famous for his nickname, the Manchester United centre back became the subject of many memes in Russia for a picture of him talking to his fiancee Fern Hawkins.

With his performances against Czech, Germany and Ukraine helping England get to their latest semi-final, and with potentially two games to go, Maguire has a real chance of kicking off the second summer of Slabhead.

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Long may it continue!

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Harry Maguire, Football, Manchester United, Euro 2020, England

Ryan Sidle
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