England's Dele Alli sees room for improvement in his performance against Sweden

Sweden celebrate victory against Switzerland which sent them through to a quarter-final clash with EnglandMore

Sweden celebrate victory against Switzerland which sent them through to a quarter-final clash with EnglandMore

England have not varied their tactics much during this World Cup and that was again the case against Sweden who deployed their usual 4-4-2 and set the challenge of being breached.

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Even then Henderson threw himself to block the follow-up and, finally, Pickford tipped over a powerful rising shot on the turn from Berg to gain his first clean sheet and the first for England in a World Cup quarter-final.

England controlled the game for long periods against Sweden, but needed three excellent second-half saves from Jordan Pickford to secure a 2-0 win after goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli. A jittery first half followed, with England coming close several times.

"We had to withstand a lot of physical pressure", said England coach Gareth Southgate. "We looked like we controlled the game".

"That's so important for us on Saturday because I always think Sweden like to point out we're paid this and that, and we're the team of entitlement, when I don't think that is the case for this group".

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In saying that England are still not creating enough clear-cut chances and know this ultimately catch them out against the best teams, of which Croatia are one.

"I believe that they will be perfectly able to go all the way". At 22, Alli became the second-youngest scorer for England at a World Cup behind Michael Owen.

The winning goal from Maguire of Leicester City arrived just on 30 minutes, and it was another textbook set piece for England. "And also that little ball that Jesse sent in for Dele, that was great".

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"But that's something we'll work on and take to the next game".

Raheem Sterling has faced some criticism over his struggles to score for England and just before halftime his doubters were handed ammunition when he was twice left alone to bear down on Sweden keeper Robin Olsen.

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