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New Footage Reveals England's Surprising Penalty Order If The Shootout Continued

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New Footage Reveals England's Surprising Penalty Order If The Shootout Continued

New footage suggests that Jordan Pickford was due to take England's sixth penalty with Jack Grealish not making the first seven takers if England's shootout had continued against Italy last night.

England were unable to secure a historic victory at Wembley Stadium on Sunday night as they lost on penalties to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

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Credit: PA

Even though Pickford was able to save two spot kicks including a phenomenal save against Jorginho, misses from Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka meant that Roberto Mancini's side left London as the champions of Europe.

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In the aftermath of last night's final, there has been question marks over Gareth Southgate's decision-making for the penalty order and choosing Saka for the fifth penalty despite never taking a spot kick at senior level.

Southgate has since taken full responsibility for this and said that the order of England's takers in the shootout was his choice.

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Credit: PA

Interestingly, in footage that has surfaced on social media, it seemingly shows that the England manager chooses Pickford to be next in line after Saka.

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Whilst this may have seemed to be a controversial decision, Pickford has previously taken a penalty successfully for England in a Nations League shootout against Switzerland two seasons ago.

Since last night ,some pundits have criticised senior players such as Raheem Sterling and Grealish for not taking a penalty ahead of such young players like Saka, however Grealish responded on Twitter: "I said I wanted to take one!!!!

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"The gaffer has made so many right decisions through this tournament and he did tonight! But I won't have people say that I didn't want to take a peno when I said I will..."


When asked about the shootout after the game, Southgate said: "I chose the penalty takers based on what we've done in training and nobody is on their own. We've won together as a team and it's absolutely on all of us in terms of not being able to win the game tonight.

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"But in terms of the penalties, that's my call and totally rests with me."

Featured Image Credit: Credit: @Limpar33

Topics: Euro 2020, Jack Grealish, UEFA, Bukayo Saka, England, Jordan Pickford, Marcus Rashford, Wembley, Jadon Sancho, Italy

Alex White
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