Kieran Trippier’s early goal in the semi-final against Croatia gave the Three Lions their ninth set-piece strike of the tournament
England have set a record for the most set-piece goals at a World Cup since 1966.
Kieran Trippier’s early free-kick in the semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday gave the Three Lions their ninth set-piece strike of the tournament.
That goal breaks the record of eight England held along with Portugal’s 1966 side heading into the semi-final in Moscow.
9 – England have scored nine goals from set pieces at the 2018 World Cup – the most by any team in a single World Cup tournament since 1966. Whip. #ENGCRO #ENG #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/YmiTkmROuC
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 11, 2018
Overall, the Three Lions have scored nine of their 12 goals at the tournament from set pieces.
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Harry Kane, the World Cup Golden Boot leader, has scored three of his six goals from penalties and another two from corner kicks.
Centre-back Harry Maguire has also been heavily important during England’s run to the semi-final, heading home the opener from a corner-kick in the 2-0 quarter-final victory over Sweden.
The winner of Wednesday’s semi-final will take on France in the final on Sunday, while the loser faces Belgium in the third-place game on Saturday.