European Under-21 Championship: Jordan Pickford saves England

• Sweden 0-0 England
• Pickford saves Linus Wahlqvist penalty on 81 minutes

Jordan Pickford’s penalty save nine minutes from time saved England’s blushes in the opening match of the European Under-21 Championship as Aidy Boothroyd’s side clung on to a point against the reigning champions.

The day after he completed his £30m move to Everton from Sunderland, the 23-year-old showed just why Ronald Koeman was prepared to invest so much in his services in an otherwise uninspiring performance from the Young Lions in front of the England manager, Gareth Southgate, who had made the journey to Poland

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