Former Black Cats help bring England to World Cup semi-final

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12:05pm 8th July 2018
(Updated 12:11pm 8th July 2018)

England have beat Sweden in the quarter finals of the World Cup.

Two local lads, Jordan Pickford and Jordan Henderson, helped lead the three lions to the 2-0 victory.

Washington born Pickford has been called a national hero after saving three goals, giving the team their first clean sheet of the competition.

This means England will head to the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

Meanwhile, the Fanzone was spread over two locations. Crowds turned up to Low Row to watch the win, while Sunniside Live was home to the second screen. 

Lightning Seeds headlined the night, and had the crowds chanting along to their World Cup anthem.

England will face Croatia in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

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