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Trippier strike smashes further England record in World Cup semi-final

11 Jul, 2018 18:46
Trippier strike smashes further England record in World Cup semi-final
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Kieran Trippier's first half free kick against Croatia was England's 12th at the World Cup, the most the side has ever scored at a major tournament, adding to the string of records already smashed by the side at Russia 2018.

Trippier netted a fifth-minute goal in the England versus Croatia World Cup semi-final from a free kick on the edge of the Croatia area after Luka Madrid brought down Dele Alli, to send the England fans inside Luzhniki Stadium into raptures. 

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The goal was also the 12th in major tournaments, the highest total of any Three Lions side in history, even more than the fabled 1966 World Cup-winning team. 

Earlier in the 2018 tournament, England beat Panama 6-1 in their Group G game, which was also a record amount of goals scored for the country in a single World Cup game. 

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England also scored five goals in the first half of a World Cup game, another first and also had never before won by such a margin.