Kieran Trippier goal against Croatia helps England equal 52-year World Cup record

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Kieran Trippier’s goal for England against Croatia tonight has seen Gareth Southgate’s side equal a 52-year record in the World Cup.

The Tottenham right-back scored a beauty from a free-kick to make it England’s ninth set piece goal at the competition, making it the most in one tournament since 1966 – the year they won it.

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Harry Maguire notably headed home a set piece goal against Sweden in the quarter-final, and today’s strike by Trippier gives England hope of making the World Cup final, where they would meet France.

It’s clear Southgate’s side are a real threat in dead ball situations, but they’ve also generally dominated tonight as they’ve looked hugely impressive again against Croatia.

Even if it does end up going to penalties, England won their first World Cup shoot-out against Colombia in the last 16, so shouldn’t fear that kind of dead ball situation either.

It remains 1-0 at the start of the second half at the time of writing, but cross your fingers for another free kick!

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