Jordan Pickford should be England's No.1 penalty taker from now on 11 months ago

Jordan Pickford should be England's No.1 penalty taker from now on

Pickford scored his penalty, then denied Switzerland with a crucial save in the shoot-out

Jordan Pickford was England's hero as Gareth Southgate's men beat Switzerland on penalties to win the third-place play-off in the inaugural Uefa Nations League finals. That Pickford penalty was a sight to behold.

England squandered a number of chances throughout the 90 minutes, but appeared to have won it late on as Callum Wilson - on as a replacement for Harry Kane - nudged home after Dele Alli's header had rebounded off the Swiss cross bar.

However, a VAR review revealed Wilson had fouled a defender during the build-up to the goal. Just as was the case with Jesse Lingard's strike against the Netherlands in the semi-finals, England were denied by VAR.

Gareth Southgate's side's dominance continued in extra-time, where Raheem Sterling came closest with a free-kick which struck the cross-bar.

There was no breakthrough, however, and so the game went to a penalties.

Pickford had smashed home his own penalty prior to the shoot-out going to sudden death, where he turned away Josip Drmic's effort - the twelfth of the shoot-out - to secure victory for England.

The final of the Nations League will be contested between Portugal and the Netherlands in Porto later on Sunday.