FIFA World Cup 2018: England thrash Sweden in quarters
England have reached their first semi-final after 1990 as they defeated Sweden 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored one goal each, with both of them being headers. Sweden were never a match for Gareth Southgate's side. England will face either Russia or Croatia in the last four. Here is what happened.
Maguire, Alli do the job for England
It was Leicester City's Harry Maguire, who scored the first in the 30th minute, after converting Ashley Young's first-half cross. Then it was Alli, who was unmarked as he met with Jesse Lingard's cross. The two-goal cushion saw England play freely and see out the game. England have now scored their 11 goals in this campaign, only three less than leaders Belgium.
Stat attack: Sweden vs England
England have reached the semi-finals for the third time time. (1966, 1990) Alli became the second youngest player to score a goal for England in the World Cup at 22 years and 87 days. Alli also became the fifth different player to score for England in Russia. Andreas Granqvist recorded 13 clearances versus England, which is the highest for a Swedish player after 2002.